The unique role of Fox News in the misinformation universe

November 8, 2021 ☼ foxmisinformation

Source: The Washington Post - Link

That underplays what’s happening in KFF’s polling. Fox News is trusted for information on the pandemic nearly as much as outlets like NPR and MSNBC, but those who trust it embrace conspiracy theories at the level of someone who watches OAN or Newsmax. In other words, it sits at a unique nexus of having both broad trust and an audience that widely believes false claims.

This is an interesting analysis. The news part of Fox News (which is damn little) is not horrible. It’s all the other crap they put on that causes the damage.