Social media permeates everything we do, so it’s no surprise that it’s also changing the way we consume news. A new study from Pew Research shows that out of the 64% of American adults who use Facebook, nearly half use the social network to keep up with news. On YouTube, 10% of U.S. adults use the video platform to get news, while only 8% look for news on Twitter.
Detailed within a study released by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project earlier this week, three out of ten American adults get a portion of their daily news when browsing Facebook. In addition, more than three fourths of the respondents see news on Facebook when browsing their feed for other reasons and 22 percent believe that Facebook is a good place to read news each day. Interestingly, more than a third of respondents like a news organization or specific journalist on Facebook, thus social updates from those pages are laced into their news feed.