Trust in the Media Is Low Among African-American, Feminist and Asian-American Twitter Users – Adweek


Which one of the five most-shared news outlets by African Americans, feminists and Asian Americans on Twitter is considered the most trustworthy by those groups? If you guessed The Washington Post, The New York Times, HuffPost or CNN, guess again.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation commissioned a study of more than 46 million tweets with hashtags related to those communities from 2015 and 2016, and it found that BuzzFeed was the only one of the five most-shared news outlet across the three groups to earn a positive favorability score.

The study also incorporated “in-depth interviews with community participants and journalists.”

Other findings include:

  • Respondents use Twitter as a curated news source in order to “avoid problematic portrayals by mainstream media…

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