01/20/2015 03:25 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

Google Is Now A More Trusted News Source Than The Websites It Aggregates

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Here is some sobering news for anyone in the journalism industry:

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.

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