That’s what many readers are saying when someone asks them where they read a certain news. The number is growing, according to a recent study. Funny, Facebook does not create content, but it does attract plenty of eyeballs.
It’s the way many workshops begin these days. First, a reference to the ever increasing number of people who turn to their mobile devices for news and information. Then the revelation that Facebook seems to be the most often mentioned source of news. Yet, as we well know, while a lot of “news” is processed through Facebook entries, none is created by Facebook itself. Sort of like Uber, which is a transportation company but does not own cars.
Now a study by the Pew Research gives us some data:
About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016. But there is considerable variation in the extent to which each site’s news users get news from other sites, and which sites those are.
An important takeaway:
Overall, Facebook outstrips all other social media sites as a source of news; YouTube now reaches second highest percentage
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