Study: Only 4% of Adults Trust News From Social Media

Probably a good thing.

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 9.53.22 AMAccording to a new report from the Pew Research Center, most people are wisely skeptical about news stories that appear on their social media feeds.

The study found that only four percent of adults have “a lot of confidence” in news stories found on social networks.

While it’s probably a good thing that people don’t trust links on social media, the Pew report also found that consumers’ confidence in media overall is fairly low.

The study showed only 22 percent of adults have confidence in news from local news sources; 18 percent from national news sources.