CHICAGO (FOX 32 Chicago) - Has the election sent you into a frenzy of "unfriending"?
Facebook will not share statistics on how many people were unfriended in the wake of the presidential election. But FOX & Friends
said the intensity of the election showed in the number of posts.
FOX Insider reports that on Election Day, 115.3 million people on Facebook generated 716.3 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the election.
FOX also reports that seven percent of voters have lost a friend or ended a friendship because of the election.
Anecdotally speaking, there seems to be a lot of evidence for a lot of unfriending. The Dallas News
interviewed people who had started unfriending offensive people on Facebook and unfollowing them on Twitter. Some said that it's one thing to politely disagree; it's another to become nasty and hateful.
“I like people who open my mind to something new. It gives me insight on something I didn't know," La’QuinnDrick Hunter told the Dallas News. “But if someone doesn’t agree with you, it doesn’t give you a right to bash them.”
talked to Carlos Moreno, Jr., of Texas, who had lost 21 friends after announcing that he did not want anyone around who voted for Trump.
“I am a nice person, but why should I be nice to these idiots who put us in jeopardy?” Moreno said.