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»Weltweit sehen 70 Prozent eine Gefahr durch Fake News«

Edelman Trust Barometer 2018, 22.1.2018 (engl. Originalfassung)

People have retreated into self-curated information bubbles, where they read only that with which they agree, as if selecting their playlist for music. Fully half of respondents indicate that they consume mainstream media less than once a week. Nearly two-thirds agree that the average person cannot distinguish good journalism from falsehoods. (…) Globally, nearly seven in 10 respondents among the general population worry about fake news or false information being used as a weapon.

At the same time, in the two most powerful nations in the world, China and the U.S., trust is moving dramatically in opposite directions, with China showing the most extreme positive changes in trust
and the U.S. the most extreme negative changes this year.

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