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.


Amanda Meade, Tue 6 Feb 2018 17.00 GMT, https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/07/australias-trust-in-media-at-record-low-as-fake-news-fears-grow-survey-finds



Before reading your post I found the title intriguing, it drew my attention right away since social media is at the center of fake news worldwide. however, you don't clarify who is the author of the article that you are reflecting on. For example, when you quote; "We are starting to see this year for the first time, very clearly from my point of view..." you say it is said by Steve Spurr. Is he the author of the article, or did the author use him to add to his points? This is something you need to clarify within your text. Also, this article is supposed to be talking about fake news in Australia but if the purpose was to show how Donald Trump is at the center of fake news online than there are so many articles based off him, you don't need to get an Australian article. Lastly, after reading your post I found your ideas were there, and it was a very interesting topic to read, however, the title is quite misleading. There is no type of comparison throughout your article, also what is the difference between social media and real media? Also, I would not label this post reliable since you have not written any background information to prove she is a reliable author.


After reading your article a couple of times, I realized how difficult it must be to establish clearly what a fake news is. It defnititely still unclear in certain people mind and I think your post explained it brightly. However, I consider you could have put more informations and details in some parts of your article. For example, when you say ''...the article says that it is not all bad because it now gives more credibility to the real medias.'', you don't really explain how it gives more credibility and I think that would have been interesting to know how and why. Anyways,

Globaly, your post was well written and I enjoyed reading it.

Keep up the good work fam.


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