From News Works UK
The barometer reports that trust in "traditional" media has rebounded to levels last seen in 2012 and that trust in journalists is also up 13% points. Meanwhile trust in social media has faltered.
Only 24% of the UK population trust social media, according to Edelman, with the public demanding much tougher regulation of social media platforms – 64% believe that they are not sufficiently regulated.
In addition, some 70% of Britons believe that social media companies do not do enough to prevent illegal or unethical behaviours on their platforms, while 70% also agree that these companies do not do enough to prevent the sharing of extremist content. Over a third of people believe that social media is not good for society and 53% worry about being exposed to fake news on social platforms.
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