Americans Believe Two-Thirds of News on Social Media is Misinformation

Americans believe 39 percent of news in newspapers, on TV or on the radio is misinformation — but their views of social media are even worse. They believe 65 percent of news on social media is made up or can’t be verified as accurate.

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2 thoughts on “Americans Believe Two-Thirds of News on Social Media is Misinformation

  • June 20, 2018 at 10:02 am

    about five minutes ago, official u.s. population was 326,699,951 … how many of those have you asked? 1,440 … and that, according to you, is a sample …
    even the full reports that you so helpfully link to are full of holes a huge truck would have no difficulty negotiating … if you said this and that organization claim that americans, etc., well, ok, you would be reporting on those organizations’ profound lack of professionalism …
    and, if YOU (as poynter) claim to be a scientific organization, you should have become aware long time ago that such polls aren’t worth the paper they are printed on …

  • June 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    If one really wants to view with an objective mind for self-determination, go no further than AOL News, Yahoo News, and Google News. See if you can stomach the journalistic boorish claims reported daily by these three social media news organizations. Misinformation or fake news? Is there a difference?


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