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Study shows Fox News has a direct effect on COVID-19 cases

Published on: April 23rd, 2020

 

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Research by the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics is finding that the reporting of Tucker Carlson Tonight and Sean Hannity had a measurable influence on the number of Coronavirus cases.

Link to the Study: https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/BFI_WP_202044.pdf

The study has not completed Peer-review as of this time. 

 As reported by Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/fox-news-hosts-have-measurable-effect-on-covid-cases-study-finds/?fbclid=IwAR2aIrA5zKWZTpYXCRZABWU-R-MAUqRWbM5heb2v0dLWB3ZRLRA2TtmfAF8

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Ars Technica has a rating of Least Biased and Highly Accurate.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ars-technica/

 

Tucker Carlon has a rating of 75% False, 12% Half-True and 12% Mostly True

https://www.politifact.com/personalities/tucker-carlson/

 

Sean Hannity has a rating of 55% False, 14% Half-True, 7% Mostly True, and 17% True.

https://www.politifact.com/personalities/sean-hannity/

 

Fox News has a rating of Mixed.

“Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.”

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/fox-news/

 

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