Majority of Malaysians believe that the media and the government are working collectively to manipulate current happenings in the country.
According to the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer research, Malaysians are more concerned that fake news and deceptive information are being misused against them.
The poll also discovered that Malaysian journalists and reporters have lost trust, with of survey respondents fearing that media practitioners are propagating misinformation or dramatically distorting the substance of their stories.
The study indicated that many people have seen the government and the media as a source of mistrust in society rather than a source of unity.
“Distrust is now the default for citizens around the globe. In Malaysia, six in 10 have said that their default tendency is to distrust something until they have solid proof that it is trustworthy,” said Christopher de Cruz, group director of Edelman…