People Trust Google for News More Than the News Outlets Themselves

Apparently people trust Google for news more than they trust actual news outlets. Where do people think Google gets its news? Flying elves? “One reason for the disparity could be the way news outlets package stories for specific platforms. Headlines that have been optimized for search engines are usually short and fact-based (hence the trust), while headlines shared on other platforms—social media in particular—can be more open to interpretation. Facebook is now the top traffic referrer to publishers, ahead of Google.” People hate clickbait. STOP THE PRESSES.

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