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.
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.