Outrageous Election Day Causes Facebook 'Unfriending Frenzy'
In the wake of the 2016 election, some Facebook users are purging friends with whom they disagree politically.
On "Fox & Friends Weekend" this morning, Kurt "The Cyber Guy" Knutsson reported that the U.S. election was responsible for 10 billion likes, posts, comments and shares on the social medium from March 23, 2015, through November 1, 2016, according to Facebook.
Additionally, Knutsson reported that on Election Day alone, 115.3 million people on Facebook worldwide generated 716.3 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the election.
He said that Facebook, however, doesn't have any data on how many unfriendings there were during the 2016 presidential election or on Election Day, but it does appear that there is an "unfriending frenzy" occurring.
A Monmouth University poll in late September and found that seven percent of voters report having lost or ended a friendship because of this year's presidential race.
Knutsson urged anyone who's considering ending a friendship - on Facebook or otherwise - to avoid making a rash decision.
"Although unfriending people may be therapeutic, doing so means people are further isolating themselves in a like-minded bubble," Clayton Morris said.
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