Do you consider Facebook more or less accurate than other sources for news?

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November 15, 2017 by Paul Dughi

facebook-715811_1280 (1)With all the noise about “Fake News” and Facebook’s role in spreading it, a survey done by The Verge in conjunction with Reticle Research during September and October provides an interesting revelation.

Before you look at the results, think about this question:

Compared to other sources where you regularly get news, how would you describe Facebook in terms of the following:

  • Accuracy
  • Trustworthy
  • Biased

Assign one of the following tags to each of the above attributes.

  • Less than other sources
  • About as much as other sources
  • More than other sources
  • No opinion

The survey of 1,500+ U.S. adults in a representative survey matching 2016 Census estimates reveals that people pretty much think Facebook is just as accurate as other sources.

Here’s how it breaks down.

News Accuracy

You can read the rest of the results from the study here.

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