"Here is some sobering news for anyone in the journalism industry:Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates - Quartz
Online search engines have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source for general news and information, according to a global survey of 27,000 people by Edelman, a public relations firm. The data will be presented to delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
The trust gap between traditional media and search engines is even more pronounced among millennials."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates - Quartz
I'm assuming this has something to do with Google's information item quality ranking, not just aggregation