A new study from Ofcom, the U.K. regulator, suggests people don't necessarily find Internet information reliable. But on the narrower focus of news, they now accept its trustworthiness and place it ahead of TV news (58 per cent against 54 per cent).
The survey, conducted last fall, indicated print media were least trusted, with more people finding fault than favour --- perhaps a reflection of the tabloid presence in the U.K. market.
The increase in trust may have something to do with the increase in social networking. More people in U.K. than ever report activity in social media.