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Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018

Perceived frequency of traditional major news sources reporting fake news stories in the United States as of March 2018

by Amy Watson, last edited Dec 3, 2019
Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018 Fake news is an ongoing problem, and consumers are concerned. A survey held in the U.S. revealed that the majority of responding U.S. adults believed that traditional major news sources reported fake news regularly or occasionally. Democrats were by far the most likely group to say that such news media does not report fake news at all, whilst most Republicans said they thought traditional news media regularly published false stories.

The politics of fake news

Although the presence of false or inaccurate information in the news media affects consumers of all ages and social classes, fake news is partially a political issue.

There has been talk of the U.S. government restricting online fake news. However, most U.S. adults consider government intervention in such matters to be inappropriate and believe that freedom of information should be protected even when that information is false.
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Perceived frequency of traditional major news sources reporting fake news stories in the United States as of March 2018

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