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  • Partisan media sites may not sway opinions, but erode trust in mainstream press

    Communication professor JungHwan Yang standing in front of marble columns with his arms folded across his chest.

    Increased exposure to partisan media online may have little effect on readers’ political views but undermines their trust and confidence in the mainstream press, communication professor JungHwan Yang and his co-authors found in a study more than 1,000 internet users during the U.S. midterm elections.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach JungHwan Yang, call 217-300-7139; email; Twitter @junghwanyang

    The paper “The consequences of online partisan media” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2013464118