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More users getting news on Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube

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Two-thirds (67%) of U.S. adults get news from social media sites, up from last year's figure of 62%, according to a Pew Research Center study out today. But not all platforms are equal in delivering news to users:

  • Facebook still beats out every other social media site as the top news bearer among social media sites, with 45% of Americans reporting getting news from Facebook. That's indicative of the fact that a larger percentage of Americans (66%) use Facebook than the other social media sites in the survey.
  • For Twitter, 74% of its users get news there (up 15 percentage points from last year). 29% of Snapchat users get news on the platform (up 12 percentage points from last year).
  • For YouTube, 32% of its users get news there (up 21 percentage points from last year).