Apr 11, 2018 - Technology

New Harvard poll says young people don't trust Facebook

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Cardboard Mark Zuckerbergs on the southeast lawn of the US Capitol. Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Most young people ages 18-to-29 trust Google and Amazon more than Facebook and 71% of young people don't trust Facebook to do the right thing, per a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll.

Why it matters: Facebook is currently under fire because of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, but this study was done before that news broke. Young people's trust in the company could be even less prevalent now and that doesn't bode well for its future.

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