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Today the Pew Research Internet Project said people are less likely to discuss controversial topics online if they think Facebook friends and Twitter followers disagree. The Hill’s Julian Hattern and the Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Dwoskin focused on whether NSA surveillance, the topic of Pew’s survey, skewed the results, while the New York TimesClair Cain Miller explored the effect of social pressure and Mediaite’s Eddie Scarry was pleased that most people keep political opinions to themselves. What does the Pew survey imply about Fred Whispering?