Friday, January 23, 2015

Most Trusted

Critical Thinker

Online search engines have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source for general news and information, according to a global survey of 27,000 people by Edelman, a public relations firm. . . . 

“[T]he striking thing is that Google does not actually report on anything, but instead serves up links to stories on a mix of other sites that users, apparently, trust less than the aggregator itself.”

—John McDuling, writer, “Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates,”, Jan. 20, 2015

Editorial Comment: I saw this in the Times, but didn’t believe it until I saw it on HuffPo.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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