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How much Users Consider Information from Social Media Reliable: A Study regarding Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp

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Social media has become a household name in the present age and this study aims to explore the reliability of information shared on social media. The researchers conducted a survey taking responses from 150 members of Peshawar Press Club. Also, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp were selected for this study as these platforms are widely used in the area selected for the research. Of the respondents, 64% were males and 34% females. Almost 67% of the respondents agreed that news content shared on social media is reliable while 33% said it is not reliable. Also, 80% of the respondents considered Facebook as reliable social media platform, 15% marked Twitter, 49% opted for WhatsApp. The finding shows that majority of users use social media for being in contact with each other.


1-Muhammad Shahid
PhD Candidate, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.

2-Kainat Ali
BS graduate, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.

3-Musa Kamal
BS graduate, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.


Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Information Reliability

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IV - I

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Published: Dec 2019

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