Millennials block family members on Facebook for politics

More than three in four millennials have blocked family members on Facebook because of disagreement over political content, according to a study. A new survey conducted by the website time2play found that 78.3% of millennials have blocked a family member on Facebook for political postings.

“The younger generation doesn’t seem interested in hearing any opinions that differ from their own,” says researcher Ben Treanor. “So if you don’t 100% agree with their agenda, they’ll cut you out of their lives completely – and that goes for family too.”

Nearly half of those surveyed from all age groups said they blocked a family member who “posted hateful, toxic, or problematic things.” Slightly less from all age groups said they blocked a family member for sharing “fake news” while 41.4% of everyone surveyed said their relatives were blocked because “they post too much political content.”