The Pew Research Center reported on December 15 nearly half of polled American believe the government should take action against what the establishment media calls “fake news.”
Fully 45% of U.S. adults say government, politicians and elected officials bear a great deal of responsibility for preventing made-up stories from gaining attention, on par with the 43% that say this of the public and the 42% who say this of social networking sites and search engines.The survey also shows many Americans are confused by supposed fake news. “About two-in-three U.S. adults (64%) say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.”
NEW: 64% of Americans say fake news has left Americans confused about basic facts https://t.co/0XfYoafNx8 pic.twitter.com/jkai7pCDxz— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) December 15, 2016
Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com. Donate to ADE Here.