Nov 9, 2017

62% say trust in traditional media has decreased due to fake news

In an online flash poll on fake news for the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, Republicans were notably more likely to blame news organizations than Democrats were.

Data: 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Trust Fake News Flash Poll, Nov. 6, 2017. Note: 907 respondents; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Other key findings:

  • 62% say trust in traditional media has decreased because of fake news (R 75%; D 50%; I 62%).
  • 93% of Silicon Valley tech employees believe there needs to be more government oversight of tech companies, compared to 83% of the general population.
  • Silicon Valley tech employees that we surveyed is more likely to blame social platforms than mainstream media for the spread of fake news.
  • Poll posting here shortly.

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Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief

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President Trump confirmed in a tweet Wednesday night that he will install Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch defender of the president, as the acting director of national intelligence.

Why it matters: The role, which was originally vacated by Dan Coats in August 2019, is one of grave responsibility. As acting DNI, Grenell will be charged with overseeing and integrating the U.S. intelligence community and will advise the president and the National Security Council on intelligence matters that concern national security.

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What to watch in the Nevada debate

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Michael Bloomberg's wealth will fuel rather than shield him from tests and attacks when he makes his Democratic primary debate debut on the stage tonight in Las Vegas.

The state of play: Bernie Sanders is still the front-runner. So the other candidates must weigh which of the two presents a bigger threat to their viability: Sanders, with his combined delegate, polling and grassroots momentum? Or Bloomberg, with his bottomless budget?

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