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News Literacy

Does the news media tell the truth?

 

Image of a CBS News poll about truth in media


CBS News. CBS News Poll, Feb, 2017 [survey question]. USCBS.022317A.R22. CBS News [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, iPOLL [distributor], accessed Mar-15-2017.

 

Confusion about the News

Majority say fake news has left Americans confused about basic facts

Perceptions of "Made Up" News

About a third say they often see made-up political news online; 51% say they see inaccurate news

Fake News and the 2016 Election

 

Top Five Fake Political News Stories on Facebook image


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