The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook. Pew Research Center. Michael Barthel et al. July 14, 2015.

The share of Americans for whom Twitter and Facebook serve as a source of news is continuing to rise. This rise comes primarily from more current users encountering news there rather than large increases in the user base overall, according to findings from the survey. The report also finds that users turn to each of these prominent social networks to fulfill different types of information needs. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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