Social media has some distance to go in terms of convincing people of its trustworthiness, apparently. A new study has found that most people in the U.K. and U.S. prefer old media when it comes to news, with only 19% of Americans considering Twitter and Facebook trusted news sources (Newspapers topped the poll for Americans, with 44% of people considering them trustworthy, following by TV and Magazines, both at 42%). That’s still better than blogs, which polled at 18% trustworthiness… if you can believe me telling you that, of course.
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