How Is "Misinformation" Being Covered On Television News?

How is "misinformation" being covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of the word across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing that it received a burst in 2009 in coverage of President Obama's healthcare policies and began to be used more often after President Trump's election. It really took off in mid-February 2020 as the pandemic accelerated, but comments by the White House last week alleging that social media "misinformation" was behind lower-than-desired vaccination rates across the country represent the most attention the word has received in the past decade across these three channels.

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