Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news.

Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news.

NOW WE CAN’T TRUST OUR OWN LOCAL NEWS STATION.

THEY ARE BUYING THE LOCAL NEWS SO THAT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON. Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you.

What makes people avoid the news? Trust, age, political leanings — but also whether their country’s press is free“Many people’s news habits quite sensibly depend on the news available to them, and in some cases they may have good reason to view such sources as deficient or untrustworthy.”
By Joshua Benton

We found that while left-leaning sites prioritize statewide reporting, right-leaning sites are more focused on local reporting, indicating the potential for these sites to exacerbate polarization in local communities.

https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/07/hundreds-of-hyperpartisan-sites-are-masquerading-as-local-news-this-map-shows-if-theres-one-near-you/

Right-leaning news sites are more focused on local reporting exacerbate polarization in local communities.

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