Pew Research Center found that half of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States say they have some or a lot of trust in the information they get from social media sites, just under the 56% who say the same about information from national news organizations, but somewhat below the 62% who say so about information from local news organizations.

Social media is it a good source of media?

No single fact-checking website is infallible. By combining information from various reliable sources and exercising critical thinking, you can develop a strong foundation for evaluating information encountered online. It’s always a good idea to double-check information before sharing it.

Who should I trust.

Local news outlets are the most trusted among all age groups, but trust in these outlets among Americans overall is at its lowest point in recent years. While a large majority of Americans (71%) have some or a lot of trust in the information they get from local news outlets, this is down from a high of 85% in both 2019 and 2017. This decline has occurred across many demographic groups and in both political parties.

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