Can We Trust The Media For The COVID Truth?

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This article from the Pew Research Center of Journalism & Media discusses how the general public believes the media is covering COVID-19. About 89% of the public is following COVID-19 news very to fairly closely, and about 70% of people think the media is doing a good job. Despite this, 62% of the public believes that the media is exaggerating certain aspects of COVID-19. This data illustrates an obvious disconnect that the public has with news media. While they believe the news is doing a good job covering the pandemic, they also believe that they are exaggerating. I feel like this shows that while we want to believe the news, we dually expect and are okay with it being exaggerated, as we are accustomed to it.


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