Is CNN spreading fake news and misinformation?

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CNN scores 52% for “True” or “Mostly True” statements, as compared to Fox News, which only scores 21% for “True” or “Mostly True”.

This suggests that CNN is more likely to produce less biased reporting,and are more likely to produce reports which are factual. 29% of statements produced by Fox News are labelled as False, whereas only 14% of statements produced by CNN have been labelled as false.

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Close to half of Americans (50%) believe CNN to be extremely or very biased.

In a survey where respondents rated a subset of news organizations on bias, the Gallup study found that 50% of Americans believe that is extremely biased. It was further found that Americans perceive cable news to be more biased than publicly funded broadcast entities.

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CNN is the most trusted news source, with 54% of Americans surveyed claiming they trust CNN despite perception it is consistently liberal.

Despite CNN being perceived as “consistently liberal” (56%), CNN was still found to be the most trustworthy news source in a Pew Research Study (2014). Fox News was viewed as “consistently conservative” by 88% of respondents and had a lower trust rating (44%).

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CNN has a heavy bias towards leftist politics, and has been labelled the “center of the resistance” by other news agencies.

The CNN Democratic debate is under scrutiny as framework for hosting debates was flawed. The questions were designed “to create tension between candidates”. CNN was seen to be partial to some candidates, such as Warren, and less fair to other candidates like Andrew Yang.

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Fox News and Breitbart News had higher percentages of perceived biased in their reporting than CNN, at 67% and 57%.

The study found that Americans make little distinction between bias and accuracy; if an organization is perceived as biased then it is also regarded as more accurate. This scores, which are higher than CNN, suggesting they are perceived to produce more biased reporting.

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CNN, alongside other news organizations such as The Guardian, distorted the truth regarding claims about Hamas acceptance of the 1967 border

The Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu claimed that the CNN headlines stating Hamas accepted borders from the 1967 lines was “a complete distortion of the truth” as their charter stated that Israel had no right to exist.

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CNN has an active negative bias against Trump, and has been known to overreport his actions.

During the 2016 presidential election, CNN was criticized for its disproportionate, negative coverage of Trump’s campaign, and further for not giving other candidates the same opportunities. High level correspondents often refer to the president using derogatory language.

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