National Newswatch

Canadians hold strongly negative views of Facebook’s approach to protecting personal data and are concerned the social media giant will have a negative impact on the 2019 federal election, according to a new Nanos Research survey for The Globe and Mail.

The survey found more than seven in 10 Canadians think Facebook does a poor or very poor job of monitoring how the platform is used to influence politics. It also found that more than eight in 10 Canadians think Facebook is untrustworthy or somewhat untrustworthy with people’s personal data. Also, more than six in 10 Canadians say Facebook will have a negative or somewhat negative effect on the next federal election.

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