WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, White House press secretary Josh Earnest takes questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just about 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest takes questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington.

Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions.

In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents.

. . .  A majority of people get news from social media, most frequently by far from Facebook. "Facebook is the place where everyone is, and so you're not necessarily looking for news, but you're getting it," Rosenstiel.

Yet only 12 percent of those who use Facebook say they have a lot of trust in the news and information they see on the site.

Twitter attracts smaller numbers for news than Facebook, and about 18 percent have a good deal of trust in what they read there. There was also viewer skepticism of other social media sites.

> http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-poll-just-6-percent-of-people-say-they-trust-the-media-2016-4

Hmm.

Those little-trusted sources, like the Lie Stream media and Facebook, and almost entirely Leftwing dominated

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I cannot seem to find an update - maybe Gallop stopped publishing the polls when Trust collapsed.

(But we can see from these 2016, that it was only Democrats, who ever had much trust in The Media, but then it is "their" media, dominated by a leftwing bias):

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https://infographic.statista.com/