Megan Brenan – Knight Foundation
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Megan Brenan

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    Americans think major technology and internet companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have a significant impact on the U.S. electorate, and new polling from Gallup and Knight Foundation finds that the public views them more negatively than positively on most issues related to the election. These findings are from two surveys, conducted Sept. 11-24 […]

    Article · October 21, 2020 by

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    As Election Day approaches, Americans remain concerned about the role that major internet companies play in U.S. democracy. In recent months, companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have begun actively managing content shared on their platforms — especially information concerning the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 election. But, new polling from Gallup and Knight […]

    Article · October 21, 2020 by and

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    As the nation prepares to go to the polls in less than a month, Americans are widely concerned that misinformation on social media will sway the 2020 election outcome. Majorities of Americans say President Donald Trump and social media websites and apps are spreading a great deal of misinformation. This new Gallup/Knight Foundation study exploring […]

    Article · October 8, 2020 by

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    This piece was originally posted on on May 13, 2020. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Guidance from public health officials on how to avoid exposure to the novel coronavirus has evolved over the course of the crisis in the U.S. At first, the advice centered on hand-washing — but more recently, officials have urged Americans to […]

    Article · May 13, 2020 by and