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Young people trust politicians less than influential people to give the truth – poll

Young people trust politicians less than influential people on social networks to tell them the truth about current affairs, the poll showed.

a survey of more than 2,000 people between the ages of 11 and 16 also implies that the main source of news for this age group is social media.

The survey was conducted in May 2022 by Survation and commissioned by BBC Education.

When asked who they trusted most to tell the truth about the news, only 1% of respondents said they were politicians, while 5% said influential people on social media.

The most popular answer is parents, and 36% of young people opted for this.

About 35% said their main source of news was social media sites, including YouTube, compared to 9% who said they were news sites and 3% said they chose newspapers.

TikTok was the most common social media platform for finding news, and 30% said this was the first social app they would use.

About 23% chose YouTube, while 19% said Facebook, and 13% chose Instagram.

The research comes after the BBC announced that it was launching a campaign called The Other Side of the Story, in order to help young people cope with fake news.

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Available through BBC Bitesize and through workshops, the campaign will provide videos, quizzes and classroom workshops for young people, teachers and schools.

The broadcaster said it also aims to help high school students improve their media and literacy skills, and give them insight into how news is constructed, and sometimes manipulated, online.

The BBC was chosen as the most trusted news provider in the poll, with 67% of young people saying they believe what they read and heard from broadcasters, followed by ITV with 65% and Channel 4 with 56%.

Some 51% said they believed the news on YouTube, while a similar number – 50% – believed the newspaper.

Although it is in the first place where many search for their news, the lowest ranked trust platform among the available options is TikTok with 31%, followed by Instagram with 34%.

Facebook and Twitter and individual newspapers are not included in the options for this issue.

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