Republicans adding to stockyard pile

Republican candidates are upping their sharing of unreliable news sources according to a study by two researchers. From January to July of 2020 Republican congressional candidates tallied 8 percent shared links with unreliable sites, Democratic candidates, less than one percent. But from January to July of 2022, Republican candidates tallied 36 percent with Democrats at 2 percent. Republican non incumbents shared the most unreliable news with Alaska candidate Sarah Palin at 99 percent unreliable sources. (The Washington Post, August 29, 2022, by Maggie Macdonald and Megan A. Brown)

A recent study by a global team of data scientists showed that Republicans in Congress have been increasingly sharing links with unreliable sources since Trump’s election in 2016, contrasted to Democrats in Congress sharing at low rates. (Newsweek, August 29, 2022, by Nick Reynolds)