The right-wing has long complained that underneath the façade of “tolerance” and “diversity,” liberals are uniquely intolerant of different ideas—and the study of internet usage proves it.
44 percent with “consistently liberal” views would block or “unfriend” someone on a social network because of different political views. Only three in ten conservatives would do the same.
Pew Research did the study, which showed a massive bias in internet news sites. Of the 32 most used news sites, 25 are considered “left of center.”
The seven websites listed as “right of center” are: Breitbart, the Rush Limbaugh Show, TheBlaze, the Sean Hannity Show, Glenn Beck, the Drudge Report, and FOX News. Most of the rest are considered liberal, or “left of center,” including Buzzfeed, the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, NPR and Politico.
Almost half—47 percent—of conservatives listed Fox News as their main source of news and 88 percent said they “trust” FOX. Liberals are more likely to trust the media and their preference ranges the gamut of left-wing sites.
The most “trusted” news websites are The Economist, the BBC and the Wall Street Journal.