How Are "Falsehoods" Being Covered On Television News?

TheĀ timelineĀ below tracks monthly mentions of the terms "falsehood(s)" and "false" across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing a marked rise from July to August 2016 that increases through October 2016 and remains elevated over most of Donald Trump's presidency. All three channels use the terms similar numbers of times until May 2020, at which point Fox News continues to reduce its mentions, while CNN and MSNBC increase their usage through January 2021 and have decreased their mentions steadily since.

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