THE PEW Research Center for the People & the Press just released data that says that the protest by popular websites against proposed online piracy legislation (SOPA/PIPA) was a top story for young people. Nearly a quarter (23%) of those younger than 30 say they followed news about the online piracy fight most closely. Among the public as a whole, just 7% say they followed news about web protests.
News about the election and the battle for the Republican nomination received much more media attention than any other story. Election news accounted for 41% of coverage.
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