Diminishing the importance of news in your Facebook feed is only going to penalize those who publish actual non-glossy but important news, which — let’s be honest with ourselves — just isn’t as fun as stories about Morgan Freeman running for president because ‘Killary’ belongs in jail. Which do you think is going to get shared more by the friends and family who will now be inadvertently curating your news feed? I’ll spoil it for you: It’s not the story about school budgets or police reform.
HOLY FUCK, MARK. If people cannot tell truth from bullshit, why are those same people being used to rank publications on a scale of trustworthiness?
We already know what are viewed as trusted media organisations by people, and their leaning almost certainly lines up with the political standing of the person questioned.
Majorities of conservative (55%) and very conservative (58%) adults who believe there is an objective news source identify Fox News as that source. Moderates are most likely to name CNN (18%). CNN essentially ties with NPR as the most named objective news outlet among liberal respondents, while NPR is the top choice among those who describe their views as “very liberal” (26%).
NPR is also the most often mentioned objective news source among postgraduates, at 19%. Fox News leads among other educational groups, but it is mentioned less often by those with a four-year college degree but no postgraduate education (19%) than by those with some college education (27%) or a high school education or less (32%).