The Role of News on Facebook

The Role of News on Facebook. Pew Research Journalism Project. Amy Mitchell et al. October 24, 2013.

On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Overall, about half of adult Facebook users, 47%, “ever” get news there. That amounts to 30% of the population. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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