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Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed


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Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist Mason Walker, Research Assistant Sophia Fedeli, Research Assistant Elizabeth Grieco, Senior Writer/Editor Elisa Shearer, Research Associate Nami Sumida, Research Analyst Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer Rachel Weisel, Communications Manager Hannah Klein, Communications Associate Sara Atske, Assistant Digital Producer David Kent, Copy Editor Mark Jurkowitz, Editor Calvin Jordan, Communications Associate              

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