UChicago: Nearly all adults think misinformation is increasing extreme political views and behaviors

UChicago News: Nearly all adults think misinformation is increasing extreme political views and behaviors. “The public believes misinformation is having serious consequences. More than half of adults say misinformation increases political engagement, and about 7 in 10 say misinformation increases extreme political views and hate crimes such as violence motivated by race, gender, or religion. About half also say misinformation decreases trust in government.”

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