Overview of Pew media study findings cites NLP
Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, was one of two experts interviewed by Courthouse News Service in its story about a recent Pew Research Center study. The study examined the difficulty people have in distinguishing between factual and opinion statements in the news.* One reason, said Adams: “Confirmation bias is front and center in everything we do online.”
* July 13, 2018: An earlier version of this post mischaracterized the results of the Pew Research Center study. It did not show how poorly the public performs in separating fact from fiction: it examined the difficulty people have in determining what statements are factual and what are opinion.