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Americans who rely on social media for their political news are more likely to report seeing misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on those platforms, according to new research from think tank Pew Research Center.
Pew conducted a survey of 8,914 U.S. adults between March 10 and March 16 and found that 18% of them most commonly get their news via social media. That group tended to be younger, were more likely to be Hispanic and were less interested in political news.