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American News Jun 26, 2021 7:14 PM EST

Poll: Feds, Big Tech have 'too much power', 69% do not believe social media is fair

The latest in a series of nationwide polls shows that people's distrust in big government and media institutions has eroded even further since 2019.

Poll: Feds, Big Tech have 'too much power', 69% do not believe social media is fair
James Anthony Montreal QC

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The latest in a series of nationwide polls shows that people's distrust in big government and social media companies has eroded even further since 2019.

Only 26 percent of people polled believe that social media companies will "make fair decisions on what gets posted," whereas 69 percent disagree with the same statement.

According to the Fox News-sponsored poll, while Democrats are more likely than Republicans to place their trust in Big Tech, a clear majority on both sides of the political fence don't trust them, to the tune of 58 and 78 percent, respectively.

Respondents were a bit more split on the issue of breaking up Big Tech companies, with 53 percent of people polled in favor of splitting up Facebook and 46 percent each in favor of splitting Amazon Apple and Google.

The trend against Facebook continued throughout the answers to other questions posed by the poll. Facebook was also the company people considered to have "too much power". However, in each case, a majority of people surveyed said that a given company had too much power, with 63 percent of people saying so for Facebook, 55 percent for Google, 52 percent for Apple and 51 percent for Amazon.

As far as government goes, 68 percent of people surveyed claimed that the federal government has "too much power", with 29 percent disagreeing.

It appears that the government itself is in some sort of agreement with those polled. On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill which they had started working on in Apr. 2021.  This bill would reduce the power and influence of these companies.

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