The rise of mistrust: Digital platforms and trust in news media

Project: Research

Project Details


Mistrust in news accessed from digital platforms is an area of significant public concern both worldwide and in Australia, yet we lack empirical research into what cues on digital platforms are related to building trust or mistrust, how that leads to action or inaction, and whether news consumers would value trust signalling. This project will advance understanding of how trust and mistrust in news influence audience behaviour, through a longitudinal cross-country comparison, an experiment in four countries and qualitative interviews with news audiences. It will provide policy-makers with new insights to inform interventions to improve the quality of digital news ecosystem.
Effective start/end date1/12/211/12/24


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