A new study of Facebook users shows that a large number of them use the platform to influence politics, often through a combination of political posts and social media posts.
In the study, published Monday by the Israel Democracy Institute and Technion, researchers found that on average, every 15 seconds a Facebook user posts a political post.
This includes posts with over 2,000 shares or more, as well as posts from the same person that have more than 4,000 views.
“Social media is an important platform for campaigns because it allows people to connect and share information and messages,” said Yossi Ben-Ner, the institute’s executive director.
“The social media phenomenon, which has become an integral part of our political life, has a huge impact on politics,” Ben-Neer added.
The study analyzed more than 2,300 Facebook users who were active for more than 1,000 days.
Its findings show that the average Facebook user posted about 100 political posts each day, with nearly half of these being shared by people who have more active Facebook posts.
The research, which was conducted between May and September 2016, focused on the political posts of more than 150 Facebook users, who were members of the Institute for the Study of Political Behavior (ISPB) at Tel Aviv University.
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation.
The authors analyzed Facebook posts from Facebook users whose posts were posted in June 2016, when the group had less than 1 million members.
In the first five months of 2017, the average number of posts a Facebook account holder made per day decreased by nearly 50 percent, while posts by the same Facebook user with more than 7,000 likes decreased by 45 percent.
“There are some people who do not like political posts because they are not related to them,” said study author Rachid Bensinger.
“The fact that people who are politically active use Facebook to promote their political views and their political activity should be a concern.”
The study found that people posting political content on Facebook are more likely to be political activists.
Facebook users with more active posts were twice as likely to post political content as those who had less active posts.
For instance, people with more posts were four times more likely than those who posted less to post posts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while people with less posts were only three times more than those with more.
However, the study also found that political posts that were made in the past month did not have as much influence as those that were posted a year ago.
In this case, people who posted a political message in June of 2017 were more likely and more likely that to post a political comment in May of 2017 than those whose posts had been made a year earlier.
A spokesperson for the Institute said Facebook is taking steps to improve the privacy settings for political content, but that the findings are still concerning.
“We understand that some political activists are reluctant to post their political posts on Facebook because of the high rate of political activity on the platform,” said Dan Cohen, a spokesperson for Facebook.
“We’ve already changed the way we track content, including in terms of tracking when users post political information.
But the fact that we see an increase in posts that are made in 2018 and 2019 suggests that there is still a long way to go to reach an optimal level of political engagement.”
Facebook is also experimenting with new ways to track political activity, such as targeting ad impressions that are placed on Facebook.
A spokesperson for Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is working on ways to better understand how people are spending their time on Facebook and will be working with government agencies to develop tools to better identify and share the content that people post.