Facebook is currently dominating headlines and social media buzz—but not in a good way.
The platform’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was applauded by analysts for the way he handled Congress members’questions on Capitol Hill yesterday, but as day two (this time in the House of Representatives) carries on, the social media discussion is far more critical.
That hasn’t stopped people from logging into Facebook, however—and recent surveys indicate that Facebook’s PR problems might not affect user statistics.
A Pew Research Center study published in March revealed that 68 percent of all adults in the United States are Facebook users—and with the exception of people 65 and older, the majority of U.S. social media users are on the platform.
These users are regularly accessing Facebook, too: The study showed that 74 percent of users visit the platform each day, and more than half (51 percent) access Facebook several times a day.
Data mishandling and negative headlines aren’t stopping Facebook love, either.