Population’s trust in social media vs real medias
by Samjun2000 on February 7, 2018 - 11:29am
This article is about how the Australian population is now more aware of the credibility of the news they see on the social medias, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It says that this new consciousness also brings people to be feared about fake information and how it affects people’s trust on actual medias. They are now more willing to trust the traditional medias (online media, newspapers, etc.). People are now more conscious about the difference between fake news and actual news. “We are starting to see this year for the first time, very clearly from my point of view, that the public sees the difference between the different types of media they consume,” Steeve Spurr, headman of Edelman Australia, told Guardian Australia. Even if the surveys say that people have a low trust rate on the medias, because of fake news, the article says that it is not all bad because it now gives more credibility to the real medias. The article also talks about the role fake information played in the election of Donald Trump and how it helped people getting more conscious about the existence of fake news.
I think that it is a credible article since it comes from an important British daily newspaper; The Guardian. The Guardian is comparable to New York Times; it covers different British countries, the article chosen here comes from the Australian edition. It was written by Amanda Meade, a trustable journalist from The Guardian, she writes articles since 1986. She has many articles written on this newspaper, which makes me think the article is credible. It was written and published on the 6th of February 2018.