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Coronavirus: fake news less of a problem than confusing government messages – new study

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the vast majority of our panel of 200 participants could easily spot fake news... many instead referenced ... government or media misinformation ... less aware ... how the pandemic is being handled ... underestimated the UK’s death toll...

many believed a greater emphasis on fact-checking would enhance rather than undermine public trust in journalism... more experts informing media coverage rather than politicians ... questioning what politicians say ... [and] identifying what people are most confused about ... to raise their level of understanding about complex and contentious issues.

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