Only one percent Nepalis trust social media platforms: Survey

Published On: June 8, 2020 06:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 8: A recent survey has found that only one in a hundred Nepalis trusts the social media platforms.

According to the survey conducted by Press Council Nepal, social media platforms are losing the people’s trust as the contents shared there are ‘not trustworthy’. As a result, social media is losing its popularity in Nepal.

The research was conducted among 176 participants including journalists, civil servants, professors and teachers, farmers, laborers, security officials, business persons, doctors, bankers, politicians, and students.

According to the survey, 50 percent of people trust television, while 18 percent believe newspapers. Likewise, 17 percent of the participants said radio is the most trustworthy source for information. Also, the survey shows only 13 percent of Nepalis believe online media platforms.

Though only one percent has faith in social media platforms, 43 participants (24 percent) said that they get information from different social media platforms.

Similarly, 53 participants (39.80 percent) said they get information from the online media portals. Likewise, 22.70 percent (40 participants) get information from radio and 18.80 percent participants said they get news and information from television.

In the meantime, only 2.30 percent of participants said they get information from newspapers as the circulation of print media has been hit hard by the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government.


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