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Survey: Tech Companies Can't Stop Misuse of Platforms

Three quarters of respondents (74%) express little or no confidence that tech companies--Facebook, Twitter, Google--will prevent misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 election. 

An even greater percentage (78%) said they should have a responsibility to prevent that misuse.  

That is according to a new Pew Research Center survey. 

The distrust of tech was bipartisan, with 76% of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents saying they have little or no confidence, while 74% of Democrats and leaners said that was the case. 

Those findings were based on a survey Jan. 6-19 among 12,638 adults in Pew's Americans Trends Panel. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.3 percentage points.