Some Americans say they have contributed directly to the distribution of fake news by sharing it themselves.
Nearly one-in-three U.S. adults (32%) say they often see fake political news online, while 39% sometimes see such stories and 26% hardly ever or never do.
Though they sense these stories are spreading confusion, Americans express a fair amount of confidence in their own ability to detect fake news.
64% of U.S. adults say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.
In 1960, nearly a third of reporters and editors had never attended a single year of college; in 2015, only 8.3 percent could say the same.
This infographic from MediaMiser highlights what the future of public relations will look like as technology transforms the industry.
As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.
Facebook narrowly edges Twitter as the social platform that users believe is best for keeping up to date with news, sports or politics.
Trust in the mass media remains at a record low among Americans.
Seven in 10 Millennials said they regularly read or watched news stories and headlines posted by other people on Facebook.