I’m not sure the headline is slightly misleading: Trust In Corporate Media Linked To Less Actual Knowledge About COVID-19
…but there *is* a real danger in corporate media mixing in “sponsored influencers” with actual news.
And is there a truer observation: There is no question that nearly 70 percent of the country uses social media – and those companies pretend to be news. But social media is just aggregating things people post. If you click on a post someone made about a topic, Facebook decides you want more of it. Including if you are only reading it to ridicule it.