Can We Trust the Media When It Talks About CBD?

Trusting the Media When CBD Is Talked About

The media can something be misinformed, so its important to find multiple media sources to find information. Image Credit: By GaudiLab on Shutterstock

With mainstream media getting in trouble from time to time over false information or inaccurate information, we as a society should always be conscious of what we read. Whether we read the newspaper, listen to the news via radio or tv, or source information online.

It’s without a doubt, that of course, we should take into consideration that, people, like you and I run the media, and at the end of the day, they are human and we are known to make mistakes. Also, it’s important to note that media employees people from different demographics, which may reflect their views on CBD.

So in turn, it’s easy enough to mix up information. While this is true, fake news exists. Whether it’s a celebrity lying about a life event in order to gain publicity (because any publicity is good publicity) or a media company to release fake news in order to get more media attention. It’s out there and we have to recognize that.

Social Media, and the News

A recent study carried out by Pew Research Center found that the majority of social media users source news from social media based sites. In fact, two-thirds of American adults (68%) source news on social media.

Through Pew Research Centre’s study, 57% of people stated the news on social media was inaccurate. In fact, this may be due to the revelations that Russia had used social media websites to virally spread malicious information in a bid to control and influence the 2016 US presidential election.

However, while this was the case, it’s something that doesn’t happen often, and most people agree that news on social media is helpful rather than confusing or misleading. Social media users who access news via social media hasn’t made any difference in their ability to understand current events.

How to Trust the Media?

So, from the above, it’s important to note that you don’t take every word you read as “gospel” on the internet, unless its from a reputable source such as:

  • Big newspaper websites
  • Health care websites
  • Scientific studies and research websites

The best way to find reputable websites and resourceful information are to make sure that you stay clear of “blog-like” websites. “Blog like” websites are mostly based off of opinions and are therefore highly influential but without you being properly informed.

While staying clear of “blog like” websites, there are some media based websites that you may come across that are passionate about giving reputable information to their viewers and customers. It’s important than when you do source a website that you may think is trustworthy to:

  • Look at the sites appearance
  • Check the links on the articles
  • Avoid anonymous authors
  • Check the dates of the articles
  • Consider how the site looks
  • Stay clear from commercial sites
  • Look for established institution websites

What About CBD Websites? Can We Trust Them?

With CBD growing in popularity it’s important to know that CBD, as a product is not well regulated or quality controlled. If you are looking to buy CBD oil online, make sure that you are purchasing from websites that are reputable, and know what they are talking about. If you come across cheap CBD oil, there is a reason why it’s cheap in the first place. It’s more than likely that this kind of CBD oil isn’t well extracted and during extraction, pollution and other bad chemicals may also be absorbed.

Another issue with CBD products is that companies can sometimes give out false information, to higher the price, i.e say that there is a higher percentage of CBD than there is THC or vise versa.

There are many websites that suggest that CBD is bad, and others that suggest that CBD is good, so when looking at websites it’s important to find information where websites are able to find common ground in the content. Finding websites that are open-minded on the topic of CBD and cannabis is important so that you are able to source the correct information to educate yourself.

Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff
Here at God's Greenery our goal is to provide our readers with all the trustworthy information they will need in order to take the next important step in their life journey.

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