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Likely voters overwhelmingly believe social media censorship is a problem, and a majority approve of Republican plans to investigate the issue congressionally.

A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey shows 77 percent of likely voters believe it is likely social media companies like Facebook censor news and commentary because of political bias. That includes 52 percent who believe it is very likely. Just 14 percent said it is unlikely social media sites are engaging in political censorship.

Following the release of the Twitter Files by Elon Musk, Republicans promised to investigate when they get control of the House next year.

Sixty-six percent of voters approve of those plans, including 43 percent who strongly approve. Twenty-six percent disapprove.

Seventy-two percent of voters said censorship by social media companies is a serious problem. Twenty percent do not believe it is a problem.

While Republicans (86 percent) are more likely to support GOP plans for congressional investigations of social media, 52 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.



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