Putting political beliefs on FB

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Putting political beliefs on FB
Sun, 07-06-2014 - 9:24pm

If someone is always pushing their political viewpoints on their FB page, would you hide them from your newsfeed or delete them from your friend list?

I know a few people who do this (just a few) and they push push push their viewpoint. I'd personally worry that I was annoying people, and wouldn't do it. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 07-07-2014 - 8:53am

I know only a few people that do that too and it doen't bother me, I don't hide it either. 

I don't post a lot of that stuff to my own newsfeed but I will participate in exchanges and debates on news stations threads, It seems safer there to express my views without offending anybody b/c it's typically with total strangers, Lol. 



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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 07-08-2014 - 7:27pm

I have a relative who posts his political beliefs which I do not share, and he can be kind of nasty in his criticisms. He also posts a lot of other things (such as pertaining to his hobbies which are mostly of no interest to me) so I have restricted which posts of his I see. I think the setting is "important". If he tags me his post appears on my fb page but the tags are usually on a photo of a relative in common. Periodically I visit his fb page to see if there's something I should know about, being that he IS a relative.

I also have some relatives who are very religious and sometimes there are messages that are essentially proselitizing. They don't post those messages as often as the political relative so I didn't hide them, I just pass over those posts.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 07-23-2014 - 10:13am

I usually hide political posts from my newsfeed. I have very strong political views (as well as religion) but don't believe in pushing them on all my friends via my FB feed.

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