6 in 10 Americans get news from social media

“Nearly two-thirds of Americans (62%) get news from social media at least occasionally, up from 49% in 2012, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Asked about specific social media sites, 66% of Facebook users said they get news from the world’s largest social network, just behind Reddit, which is a news source for 70% of it users. 59% of Twitter users and 31% of Tumblr users gets news from those sites, followed by Instagram at 23% and YouTube at 21%. Further down the totem pole, 19% of LinkedIn users get news from the professional network, along with 17% of Snapchat users and 14% of Vine users.” Read more at MediaPost.

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