Nearly three-quarters of American Facebook users say they have adjusted the way they engage with the social media platform over the past year, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
More than half of Facebook users ages 18 and older say they’ve changed their privacy settings, and around four-in-ten users say have refrained from checking the platform for several weeks or longer.
More than one in four users say they have deleted the Facebook app from their phones, as Americans’ relationship with the tech giant sours in the wake of scandals involving the misuse of personal data, foreign interference in the U.S. elections and the dissemination of hateful messaging on the platform.
The findings were released Wednesday as Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testified before a Senate panel hearing on securing the platform.
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