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Nearly half of 11-16 year olds believe the news on social media

Nearly half of young people aged between 11 and 16 believe the news they see on social media, according to a new survey by BBC Education.

More than 2,000 young people responded to the survey which asked questions about what news sources they trust the most. The research found that as many as 47% of respondents trust the news they see on social media.

And social media was also the most popular source for news for respondents, ahead of television, websites and parents!

But respondents also said they put far more trust in the news they see on television by comparison – with 74% saying they believed the news they watched on TV was reliable.

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