1 in 5 people in the UK are reading less news because the news agenda is too depressing, it’s too biased, and controlled by “hidden agendas”.
But trust in the mainstream media has gone up as trust in social media has gone down.
Interesting stats on the UK media in the latest Edelman Trust Barometer 2018.
According to the firm: "Low trust in social media is driven by a sense of inaction around important issues. Some 70% of Britons believe that social media companies do not do enough to prevent illegal or unethical behaviours on their platforms.
"A further 70% agree these companies do not do enough to prevent the sharing of extremist content, and 69%
agree they don’t do enough to combat cyberbullying.
"The promise of social media companies to make the world more open and connected rings hollow for many. Over a third of Britons believe that social media is not good for society, and even more (57%) believe the companies take advantage of people’s loneliness.
“A large proportion of Britons believe that social media companies are not sufficiently regulated (64%), lack transparency (63%), and are selling people’s data without their knowledge (62%).”