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Sick of the news cycle? Here's some good news

Posted March 21

America’s trust in the media hit record-low levels toward the end of last year, according to a Gallup poll.

The poll found 32 percent of people feel they have a great or fair amount of trust in the media, which is a drop from the 40 percent who said the same in 2015 and the 55 percent who said the same in 1999.

The 2016 election was one reason trust fell, according to Gallup.

“While it is clear Americans' trust in the media has been eroding over time, the election campaign may be the reason that it has fallen so sharply this year,” according to Gallup. “With many Republican leaders and conservative pundits saying Hillary Clinton has received overly positive media attention, while Donald Trump has been receiving unfair or negative attention, this may be the prime reason their relatively low trust in the media has evaporated even more.”

Since that time, Americans have seen a rise in “fake news.” Originally geared toward conservatives, left-wing and liberal fake news has soared since the turn of the year, according to The Atlantic.

Germany and France have also expressed concerns about the climb in fake news as they host political elections later this year.

Last Wednesday, social media users decided to share good news on Twitter. We’ve collected some of the best good-news stories they shared.

People found joy in the simplest circumstances.

People are happy about the end of the recent East Coast blizzard.

Some also cheered good prices.

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