Fascinating fact from the Latest Ofcom news consumption in the UK annual report. Yet only 37% trust social media. Get the full facts by downloading the report from the website. It covers TV, radio, social media, Internet and includes information on levels of trust. Excel and raw data files can be downloaded from the website.
On this topic it is worth checking the International Fact Checking Network based at the Poynter Institute which brings together organisations working in this area. It is a good place for keeping up to date with news and fake news and initiatives to combat it by newspapers and governments worldwide.