Saturday, April 1, 2017
Americans Finally Waking Up, 60% Believe Mainstream Media Reports Fake News – Poll
(RT News) Six in 10 Americans believe mainstream TV and newspaper media outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally, according to a new poll. Fifty-four percent believe online news websites report fake stories on purpose in order to push an agenda.
Source - The Free Though Project
by RT News, March 30th, 2017
The Monmouth University poll, published Wednesday, found that Republicans (79 percent) were most likely to say that major news outlets transmit fake news stories, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 43 percent of Democrats.
Of those, Republicans were also more likely to say that major news sources reported fake news deliberately, rather than by mistake or due to poor fact checking.
The survey found that even more people distrust online news websites, with a whopping 80 percent believing such outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally.
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