Just one in four Britons trust news on social media, finds survey

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 22/01/2018 20:55

It has been credited with everything from democratising news to helping to overthrow dictators but it appears that the love affair with social media may be over.

Only 24% of the UK population trust the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram when looking for news and information, a survey has found.

The Edelman trust barometer, published on Monday, suggests the days when social media was championed as an enabler of citizen journalists and for its role in the Arab Spring have passed.

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