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4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don’t Really Trust It) [STUDY]

4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don't Really Trust It) [STUDY]

How do you take your news in the morning?

If you’re like four in 10 Americans it’s via social media, reveals a new study. However, about that same amount of people don’t trust news from platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and most still prefer to receive their information directly from news organisations.

This data comes courtesy of the American Press Institute, who polled 1,492 adults age 18 and older across the U.S., and discovered that 44 percent had received news from a social media site over the past week.

4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don't Really Trust It) [STUDY]

However, close to 4 in 10 respondents did not trust news from a social media source, with electronic news alerts and reports directly from news organisations deemed the most trustworthy.

4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don't Really Trust It) [STUDY]

Accordingly, 60 percent of Americans prefer to receive news from news organisations, compared to less than 5 percent who choose social media.

4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don't Really Trust It) [STUDY]

(Source: American Press Institute. Breaking news image via Shutterstock.)

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