Forbes November 6, 2019
Peter Suciu

Despite the fact that many people don’t trust social media as a source for news, according to a recent survey from the Cleveland Clinic and Parade magazine 44% of Americans turn to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for health, fitness and diet advice. The survey also found that 18% of respondents even changed their fitness regimen based on advice from social media, while another 18% changed their diet!

Perhaps this isn’t surprising as a Broadband Search report found that the average American spends nearly two and a half hours each day on social media, an increase of an hour a day – or a 62.5% – increase from time spent in 2012.

The Cleveland Clinic and Parade magazine study also...