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Majorities of both Republicans and Democrats see the benefit of approaching the news media with some level of skepticism. At the same time, large majorities of both parties feel that the public’s confidence in the news media could improve in the future. t.co/vsJnlAf8ya t.co/p67XAeFKvC —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Three-quarters of Americans say it is possible for the public to increase its level of confidence in the news media. t.co/ktO5nrcAQt t.co/boG7pbOMue —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

In Today’s News: Facebook removes network of China-based accounts posting about 2020 election, DOJ will submit a proposal to Congress to curb longstanding legal protections for internet companies

In Today’s News: A new California law makes it a misdemeanor to spread misinformation about voting by mail, a conservative blogger who spread misinformation about COVID-19 worked at NIAID

Other factors beyond partisan dynamics are linked with Americans’ assessments of the news media – though not as dramatically.

One area that stands out: Trust of others overall. t.co/KhzcBQQWOG t.co/wwaxQKDF9N —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

While Joe Biden has stated that he does not support defunding the police, but would consider redirecting some police funds to services like mental health counseling – U.S. adults' knowledge of his position on the issue varies by partisanship and media diet t.co/oPzUZpeQMZ t.co/XhACLRcec8 —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

In Today's News:
- New York Times will create a feature that debunks viral misinformation
- Media reflects on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- A look at YouTube’s efforts to filter out conspiracy theory content

Opinions on whether recent protests over racial inequality have drawn too much attention from news organizations are divided along racial and ethnic lines. t.co/X8ttOnQLTu t.co/o3hKOgF4w8 —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Americans’ assessments of how well the news media have covered the presidential election vary depending on where they get their political news, particularly among Republicans. t.co/oPzUZpeQMZ t.co/X76x0a6XAS —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Americans’ assessments of how well the news media have covered the presidential election vary depending on where they get their political news, particularly among Republicans. t.co/oPzUZpeQMZ t.co/X76x0a6XAS —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

As of September, Americans are following news about the presidential candidates more closely than they were a few months ago. t.co/oPzUZpeQMZ t.co/dkMLRyH60o —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

While Joe Biden has stated that he does not support defunding the police, but would consider redirecting some police funds to services like mental health counseling – a question asking about his position produces wide partisan divergence t.co/oPzUZpeQMZ t.co/0YplXH7vTA —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

There are wide partisan differences over the amount of attention the protests have received from news organizations. t.co/X8ttOnQLTu t.co/3r9IDrsiwm —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Current evidence suggests that mail-in voting is associated with only minuscule levels of fraud. —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Despite a lack of evidence, a quarter of U.S. adults think voter fraud has been a major problem when it comes to voting by mail. t.co/mGmrAKgPDr t.co/VZOvjWk1MB —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

In Today’s News:
- Twitter expands QAnon restrictions to politicians
- TikTok downloads to be blocked on Sunday
- A look at a new nonprofit outlet in West Virginia

When asked to characterize the political views of the vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, Democrats describe her as more moderate, while Republicans describe her as more liberal. t.co/yL45iMnvjj t.co/XgmS7KcxqT —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

Among U.S. adults who have heard of the QAnon conspiracy theories, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say that it is a bad thing for the country and that Trump seems to support people who promote these theories t.co/aS7yIgkZLH t.co/HdGEYE4586 —@[email protected] twitter.com/pewjournalism/stat

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