AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Social media a political news paradox

DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — It's one of America's leading sources for news about the government, yet also among the least trusted. Social media, a new poll finds, is America's political news paradox. Julie Ferguson, an occupational therapist in central Washington state, remembers getting TV news from just a handful of networks. "I grew up watching Walter Cronkite," she said. Today, she sees more political news on social media than anywhere else. She doesn't trust it, but worries many others do. "The information they're getting, who knows where it's coming from?" The irony of where Americans get their news about the government, and what sources they rely on to deliver news about the government they can trust, was exposed in a survey
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