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“In the U.S., though there are some outlets with populist audiences — such as Fox and HuffPost — it is clear that the majority of outlets have audiences that are predominately non-populist left, such as The New York Times.”
Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to identify made-up news as a “very big problem.” They are also more likely to say that they see it “often,” and they are three times as likely as Democrats to blame journalists for creating it.
Plus: A new raft of misinformation research to read, and the actual dollar cost of anti-vaxxing.
Plus: Whether Americans believe climate change is caused by humans depends on how you ask the question, and WhatsApp clones are getting around some restrictions designed to limit the spread of fake news.
Plus: “Passive misinformation” is a problem for The Hill and other mainstream media outlets, and a closer look at some of the research projects Facebook is opening up to.
“Even facts are opinions.”
Plus: YouTube executives ignores its “false, incendiary and toxic content” for years, and white nationalism sneaks through Facebook’s ban.
Plus: A revived hoax on social media leads to attacks on Roma in France, Facebook bans white nationalism, and how “Suspected Human Trafficker, Child Predator May Be in Our Area” became the most-shared Facebook story of 2019.
Plus: Instagram is fertile ground for conspiracy theories, Apple gives to media literacy, and a terror attack comes with its own media strategy.
Plus: Pro-China accounts on Reddit, and same-day election misinformation.