Majority of Americans censor themselves with 59% saying its out of control: study

More On:


Belarus government blocks media outlet, detains reporters

Hungary levies fine over sale of book about ‘rainbow families’

France demands to know what Twitter is doing to prevent hate speech

Colorado Rep calls out Facebook’s Zuckerberg for censorship

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they routinely or sometimes censor themselves in conversation, according to a new study.

The poll of 1,462 people found 18 percent said they censored themselves “all the time” while 48 percent said they did so “sometimes.”

Fifty-nine percent of those asked deemed current levels of censorship in the United States to be “out of control” and “unacceptable,” according to market research firm Invisibly, which is backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund.

Most respondents, 91 percent, said they had a negative view of censorship.

“People feel like they are being censored left and right but most people don’t want that to happen,” Invisibly exec Don Vaughn told The Post. “Most people are not speaking out, but they certainly don’t like it.”

The study was co-produced with the marketing agency Brado.

Share this article:

Source: Read Full Article