Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans’ beliefs

Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found. And Facebook — which came under fire for spreading misinformation in the 2016 campaign — actually reduced misperceptions by users in that election compared to those who consumed only other social media.

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