Are political Facebook posts straining your real-life relationships? You're not alone

Are political Facebook posts straining your real-life relationships? You're not alone
Marine One, carrying President Donald Trump, to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. - Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — As Emma Finucane scrolled through Facebook a few months ago, the post of a close family friend caught her eye.The 22-year-old did a double take: Could these words, railing against Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions, really have been written by the kind and reasonable person she had spent countless hours with since she was a child? Someone she thought she knew well?When they shared a campaign video for President Donald Trump a few weeks later, Finucane almost struck the “angry” reaction, one of Facebook’s alternatives to the “like” button, but jerked her hands away from the ...


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