The New York Times has analyzed Facebook data on the demographics of Americans who like 50 different television shows by way of illustrating America’s cultural divide.
Fully 45% say government, politicians and elected officials have a great deal of responsibility for the spread of fake news.
Some Americans say they have contributed directly to the distribution of fake news by sharing it themselves.
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.
This infographic by Mauro Marino illustrates the partisan makeup of the US House of Representatives from 1949 to 2012.
Millennials are more likely than their older counterparts to use their tablets, connected TVs—and especially their smartphones—to conduct political research.
Much of the referral traffic to news articles about US presidential candidates is internal.
The presidential campaigns have had the most variation in ads served.
Desktop video ads have made up the bulk of each campaign’s approach. Local campaigns concentrated on this format the most since the beginning of 2015.