News and Media
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Curating news stories based on ratings of trust or "likes" does not result in Americans perceiving those stories as more credible.
Accuracy, unbiasedness and transparency are key factors in fostering Americans' trust in the media.
U.S. adults disagree with major internet companies acting as disseminators and editors of news, especially when that content is tailored to user by behavior.
Americans estimate 62% of the news they see in newspapers, on TV and hear on the radio is biased, 44% of it is inaccurate and 39% is misinformation.
At the outbreak of World War II, Americans had less than full confidence in the news coming from Europe.
A recent report on Americans' trust in the media points to the partisanship that divides us. But there are some key areas of consensus.