Americans Don't Know Whom To Trust In Media As Midterms Near


The Institute for Public Relations’ “Third Annual Disinformation In Society” report shows American adults are more worried about unreliable information than in the past. According to the report, U.S. consumers who said misinformation is a significant problem grew from 61% in 2020 to 69% in 2021. The concern for disinformation increased from 63% in 2020 to 69% in 2021.  Sixty-one percent of respondents believe marketers and advertisers are “somewhat” responsible for spreading disinformation, placing them in the same range as the Chinese government (64%), celebrities (63%), the Russian government (63%), Fox News (61%) and Twitter (60%).