MMFA revealed that: Nearly half of Fox's coronavirus misinformation was about the science of coronavirus and health recommendations from experts (115 instances). Fox politicized recommended public health measures, such as face masks usage and business closures, 63 times. Fox emphasized the economy and reopening schools 46 times despite public health concerns. Fox's "The Ingraham Angle" was responsible for a quarter of all coronavirus misinformation on the network. Fox's "straight news" shows accounted for more than one-third of all coronavirus misinformation.


"Ingraham herself pushed coronavirus misinformation 38 times, which included 21 instances of undermining and misrepresenting the science on the coronavirus and 13 instances of politicizing the response to the pandemic," he continues. "Fox personalities and guests on 'The Ingraham Angle' were responsible for an astonishing 63 instances of misinformation."


Citing six polls that have shown Fox viewers "are woefully --and dangerously--misinformed regarding the coronavirus," Savillio says that "these recent events illustrate the real-world consequences of Fox's continued broadcasting of coronavirus misinformation that downplays the threat of the virus, dismisses the recommendations of public health officials, and misrepresents the scientific consensus on the disease."

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