WOw 59% of US Adults Do Not Trust News on Social Media: This is incredibly shocking
59% of US Adults Do Not Trust News on Social Media
News on Social Media Inaccurate?
Pew Research Center reports only 39% of those who get their news on social media expect the information to be accurate.
That means over half of US adults who use social media to get news are questioning its accuracy before they read a single article.
It appears what they’re finding isn’t giving them the answers they’re looking for either. Just 30% of respondents say social media helps them understand current events, and 23% even say it leaves them more confused.
Social Media As a News Source
Could the level of distrust and confusion around news and current events have anything to do with the sources themselves?
Pew Research Center finds these are the percentages of US adults who use each site as a regular source of news:
- Facebook – 36%
- YouTube – 23%
- Twitter – 15%
- Instagram – 11%
- Reddit – 6%
- Snapchat – 4%
- LinkedIn – 4%
- TikTok – 3%
- WhatsApp – 3%
- Tumblr – 1%
- Twitch – 1%
I believe that we still have to go through a lot until we achieve some transparency on the internet.