In a recent revelation, CivicScience's study lays bare a startling fact: a staggering 43% of Americans have lost trust in all news sources and organizations. It's a disconcerting reality that stems from a profound failure within the media industry to invest in educating the masses on discerning truth from fiction, fact from fake news. Ironically, it's the media itself that shoulders much of the blame for this erosion of trust, with no signs that the giants in the industry are eager to reverse the tide. It's not just that opinion and personalities have replaced news, or that social media reigns as a primary information source – this is the new norm. What's more alarming is that economic incentives fund mistrust while support for an informed populace dwindles.
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