Misinformation in action: Fake news exposure is linked to lower trust in media, higher trust in government when your side is in power

  title={Misinformation in action: Fake news exposure
is linked to lower trust in media, higher trust in government when your side is in power},
  author={Katherine Ognyanova and David Lazer and Ronald E. Robertson and Christo Wilson},
  journal={Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review},

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