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Technology Instagram is owned by Facebook, and other digital facts most Americans don’t know

19:40  09 october  2019
19:40  09 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Almost 57 percent of Americans don ' t know that Facebook owns Instagram . TechCrunch editor-at-large Josh Constine said that 's the way Facebook likes That 's a decision Leora is now weighing for herself. She said the fact that Instagram is owned by Facebook changes her opinion of Instagram .

Most Americans don ’ t know that social media giant Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp. They also don ’ t know that private browsing modes hide online activities only from someone else using the same computer. And few can correctly identify an example of true two-factor authentication, a security

More than half of Americans can't recognize a picture of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Only 29% know that WhatsApp and Instagram are owned by Facebook.

a close up of a cell phone: Not everyone knows Facebook owns Instagram. Angela Lang/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Not everyone knows Facebook owns Instagram. Angela Lang/CNET

These two data points are part of new findings from the Pew Research Center showing that when it comes to basic digital knowledge, Americans aren't always that savvy.

The survey, conducted in June, put more than 4,000 respondents to the test. The majority could answer fewer than half of the questions correctly, according to the survey results out Wednesday. Other findings included that 49% weren't clear on what private browsing does, and only 30% knew that "https://" meant info entered on a website is encrypted.

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Almost 57 percent of Americans don ' t know that Facebook owns Instagram . TechCrunch editor-at-large Josh Constine said that 's the way Facebook likes That 's a decision Leora is now weighing for herself. She said the fact that Instagram is owned by Facebook changes her opinion of Instagram

Almost 57 percent of Americans don ’ t know that Facebook owns Instagram . TechCrunch editor-at-large Josh Constine said that ’s the way Facebook likes That ’s a decision Leora is now weighing for herself. She said the fact that Instagram is owned by Facebook changes her opinion of Instagram .

a close up of a cell phone: Not everyone knows Facebook owns Instagram. © CNET

Not everyone knows Facebook owns Instagram.

There were a few area where survey-takers did better, though. Sixty-seven percent knew that phishing scams could take place across a variety of platforms. Sixty-three percent knew what a cookie was, and 53% understood that advertising is the largest revenue stream for many social media companies.

Pew also found that younger folks tended to score better than older folks, and those with higher education also did better.

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