Disinfo: Nearly no Americans trust the mainstream news media

Summary

Nearly no Americans trust the mainstream news media, according to a new study by the Media Insight Project (a partnership of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute).

Disproof

According to the study, 58% of the participants have a "great deal of confidence" or "some confidence" in the press (bit.ly/1SGqeAq), .

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  • Reported in: Issue 25
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2016
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Media
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President Obama provoked a coup and a civil war in...

President Obama provoked a coup and a civil war in Ukraine.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . The war in Eastern Ukraine is a consequence of Russian military aggression (bit.ly/1KpsngN), .

The killing and arrest of hundreds of people [by the...

The killing and arrest of hundreds of people [by the authorities] has become regular in Ukraine.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. Outside of the Russian media there have been no credible reports of threats to the Russian-descent or Russian speaking population (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), . The Ukrainian army in Eastern Ukraine is defending the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens (bit.ly/1RMKnDr), .