Where People Trust The News Most (And Least)
Posted by Tyler Durden on December 20, 2016 3:05 am
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With Facebook rolling out new Soros-sponsored features designed to tackle the spread of ‘fake news’ across America, we thought it worth looking at just how trusted (or not) the media are around the rest of the world…
You will find more statistics at Statista
The Reuters Institute For The Study Of Journalism recently released a report showing that trust levels in news vary hugely by country. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, trust is highest in affluent Western European nations, primarily due to the presence of well-funded public service broadcasters.
65 percent of people in Finland agreed that “you can trust most news most of the time”.
In the United States, the epicenter of the fake news storm, trust was far lower at just 33 percent.