Ozy: Distrusting The Press, Arab Youth Turn To Social Media

Ozy: Distrusting The Press, Arab Youth Turn To Social Media. “Ahmad couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the headline. It was December 2017 and Mada Masr — Egypt’s last independent outlet — published an investigation detailing how a front for the Egyptian intelligence agency bought seven of the country’s most prominent media outlets. ‘I knew never to trust mainstream Egyptian media again,’ says Ahmad, a 23-year-old activist who asked not to disclose his last name for fear of reprisal. ‘From then on, Facebook became the only place where I could get my breaking news, but I also check Mada Masr.'”

Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds

Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds. “A new global survey suggests distrust of the internet is being fuelled by growing skepticism of social-media services like Facebook and Twitter. One in four people who took part in the survey said they didn’t trust the internet, a view increasingly being driven by lack of confidence in social media, governments and search engines.”

The Instagram of Trust: How to Redesign the Architecture of Trust in Products (Hacker Noon)

Hacker Noon: The Instagram of Trust: How to Redesign the Architecture of Trust in Products. “More technology requires us to give up our privacy for the cost of better personalization. But how to fix the issue of ever growing lack of trust in our society? More and more brands are asking people for trust based on their promises and by being transparent about its policies. But the psychology of trust works quite differently. There have been many attempts and debates happening around the black box of algorithms and being transparent about how the algorithms work. But I would like to ask: Is transparency enough? Is it an effective way to build a long-lasting relationship with a customer? Is it going to build trust in a brand and in a product?”

Phys .org: People more likely to trust machines than humans with their private information

Phys .org: People more likely to trust machines than humans with their private information. “Not everyone fears our machine overlords. In fact, according to Penn State researchers, when it comes to private information and access to financial data, people tend to trust machines more than people, which could lead to both positive and negative online behaviors.”

Study: Fake news is making college students question all news (Poynter)

Poynter: Study: Fake news is making college students question all news. “It’s tough out there for college students these days — especially on their news feeds. According to a new media consumption study, almost half of the nearly 6,000 American college students surveyed said they lacked confidence in discerning real from fake news on social media. And 36 percent of them said the threat of misinformation made them trust all media less.”

PR Newswire: New Survey Details the State of Online Privacy and Social Media in America Amidst GDPR (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New Survey Details the State of Online Privacy and Social Media in America Amidst GDPR (PRESS RELEASE). “A new survey conducted by Washington-based digital agency Rad Campaign and analytics firm Lincoln Park Strategies has found 3 out of 5 Americans distrust social media when it comes to protecting their privacy online. Despite increased use of social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat and use of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home, most Americans have little or no trust that these platforms, or current laws, will protect them.”

Pew: Our expanded focus on trust, facts and the state of democracy

Pew (pew pew pew pew pew!): Our expanded focus on trust, facts and the state of democracy. “Today, we are issuing a comprehensive look at public attitudes on the state of American democracy. In the months ahead, we will examine how Americans balance the desire to address false news and First Amendment freedoms, explore how news consumers differentiate between fact and opinion in news content, and add to our existing research on how trust functions in democracies. We also plan to take a close look at public confidence in the electoral process. And in an upcoming 30-nation study, we will bring a global perspective to these issues.”