Now you don't have to, thanks to a comprehensive new study from Influencity that does a deep dive into the Instagram influencer community in the U.S.
Depending on the media outlet and political preference, the distance between truth and illusion is vast. People can become trapped in their own bubbles.
On Monday night, Twitter took 40 minutes to place a warning label on a tweet by President Trump. By the time Twitter acted, the post had been retweeted more than 55,000 times, according to researchers at Election Integrity Partnership.
Some averages: $370 for a feed post, when photos and videos show up in the feeds of followers, and $670 for a video.
Chinese companies have been leading the charge, with some creating virtual "key opinion leaders" or influencers.
Big Tech critics might cheer the prospect of repealing Section 230, but that law's protections also benefit new competitors.
More than a third of 16- to 24-year-olds (38%), 25- to 34-year-olds (38%), and 35- to 44-year-olds (34%), worldwide, turn to influencers for news.
When it comes to banning any political ads on social-media sites, 56% of Democrats give a thumbs-up. But only half of Republicans agree. Where's the consistency?
It's the first agency brand to reach the 1 million mark on LinkedIn, followed by Leo Burnett (450,000 followers), and Saatchi & Saatchi (nearly 400,000).
Platforms are becoming more active in removing undesirable content, which can help governments and local officials document abuse.