Some useful links on recent research concerning the relationship between empirical/factual evidence, newsflows and policy discourse in the West:
- Excellent set of research notes on the topic of decline in quality of analytical and media discourse and use of empirical evidence (facts) in American policy discourse: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2314.html via Rand.
- On related topic, a factsheet on fake news flows in Europe (focusing mostly on France) from the Reuters Institute: https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-02/Measuring%20the%20reach%20of%20fake%20news%20and%20online%20distribution%20in%20Europe%20CORRECT%20FLAG.pdf.
- 2016 report from Reuters Institute on fact-checking in Europe: http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/publications/2016/rise-fact-checking-sites-europe/#introduction and their 2017 report: https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Digital%20News%20Report%202017%20web_0.pdf.
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