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62% say trust in traditional media has decreased due to fake news

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In an online flash poll on fake news for the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, Republicans were notably more likely to blame news organizations than Democrats were.

Data: 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Trust Fake News Flash Poll, Nov. 6, 2017. Note: 907 respondents; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Other key findings:

62% say trust in traditional media has decreased because of fake news (R 75%; D 50%; I 62%).

93% of Silicon Valley tech employees believe there needs to be more government oversight of tech companies, compared to 83% of the general population.

Silicon Valley tech employees that we surveyed is more likely to blame social platforms than mainstream media for the spread of fake news.

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