Overview of Pew media study findings cites NLP

NLP in the News


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.

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