TROUBLING POLL FOR FACEBOOK

Over 60 percent of U.S. voters believe Facebook has too much power, according to a new poll administered amid intensifying scrutiny of the country’s largest tech companies in Washington.

Sixty-one percent of voters polled by Fox News said they believe Facebook has “too much power.” Forty-eight percent of those polled said the same of Google, followed by Amazon with 45 percent and Apple at 43 percent.

However, only 35 percent of those polled said they believe “big technology companies” are a greater potential threat to the country’s future than “big government.” Fifty-eight percent of voters told Fox News pollsters they believe “big government” poses the larger threat.

Sarah Miller, co-chair of the Freedom for Facebook campaign, in a statement said the poll indicates “consumers are sick and tired of Facebook’s reckless behavior.”

The Fox News poll, conducted with help from Beacon Research and Shaw & Company, surveyed 1,001 randomly chosen registered voters from June 9-12. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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