It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

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The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center

 

Pew surveyed over 4,600 people who told them that they’re increasingly using their favorite social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Snapchat – as their go-to sources for news. According to the study, News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016, 62% of all Americans now get news from social media.

 
 

Proportionally, Facebook, which has 222 million monthly active users across the U.S. and Canada (1.6 billion worldwide), is the No. 1 go-to source for news among social media sites. According to the study, 66% of Facebook’s U.S. audience gets their news from the site. It’s an interesting and timely stat, considering Facebook’s recent Trending Topics controversyRead more…

 

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