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Most adults are concerned about malware and phishing on social media

A new study by ID Experts shows that most Americans have privacy and security concerns about social media platforms. When it comes to privacy, over two out of three (68%) respondents are worried about Facebook, while just two out five people are concerned about Instagram (40%) and YouTube (39%). Interestingly, this concern is not dependent on factors like age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or political preference.

The vast majority of people are also worried that social media exposes them to cyber threats, with 82% of respondents mentioning malware and phishing as the biggest threats and 79% of people expressing concern about threat actors taking over their accounts.

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