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Who are those 5% considering ‘social media’ a ‘completely trustworthy source’? Social media may be a trustworthy source for reporting on social media itself, but nothing else. For example, “such and such is trending on twitter.” Other than that, ‘social media’ is not a ‘source’, it’s a medium. A source might provide information via social media — but in this case you are trusting the author/owner of the property, not ‘social media.’ You wouldn’t say ‘television’ is a trusted source, but you would say ‘CNN broadcast news is a trusted source.’
Courtesy of: Vocus