54% in India turn to social media for factual info: OUP study

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New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) As many as 54 per cent of people in India turn to social media when looking for factual information, according to a global study by Oxford University Press (OUP).

The research-led campaign 'The Matter of Fact' looked at the level of understanding of how truths are identified and sources validated.

Despite concerns around misinformation and false claims, social media users around the world continue to believe that the information they read and share on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook is factually correct, with levels of trust highest in emerging economies, the study said.