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Maintaining Journalistic Integrity Within the Social Media News Landscape

March 11, 2021

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While the majority of Americans believe that news shared on social media is misleading, a 2020 Pew Research Center survey reported that half (53%) of Americans still rely on news shared across various social media platforms.

The discrepancy between social media news consumption and accuracy is hardly surprising—nor is it new. However, the implications of misleading or wholly false news coverage can be extreme. An earlier Pew Research analysis found that those who rely most on social media for news are less informed about major events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election.

Although media outlets are unlikely to change news consumption habits, the critical need for thoroughly researched coverage can not be overstated. However, this need is paralleled by the immense pressure on journalists to quickly find in-depth, accurate sources, be the first to break the story and drive the most clicks across multimedia platforms.

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