According to recent polling done by the Kaiser Family Foundation about Covid 19 and media misinformation, it was found that people who trust Fox News to get their information about Covid 19 are more likely to believe more misinformation about vaccinations than people who get their “information from network news, local TV news, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.”
The polling also showed that almost half of Republicans believed or weren’t sure regarding some false information about Covid-19, whereas only 14% of Democrats thought the same way. Some of the misinformation in the study was: not knowing if it was safe for pregnant women to get the vaccine, believing vaccines caused infertility and believing Ivermectin was an adequate treatment against Covid-19.
It went on to show that a comparatively large percentage of unvaccinated adults trusted Fox News as a reliable source. The polling doesn’t make it clear that people are exposed to misinformation on Fox News, but it’s not hard to connect the dots.
In a report last July from the watchdog group Media Matters, it was discovered that “From June 28 through July 11, 57% of segments about coronavirus vaccines on the network included claims that undermined vaccination efforts.”
Fox News is potentially killing people based on the information they’re sharing. They have a massive amount of influence and a certain amount of responsibility to the truth should be part of their efforts.
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