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How Americans get news on socials

How many people get news on social media, and what’s it look like?

Singdhi Sokpo

The Pew Research Center, whose jingle should go something like this, just released its latest findings on a world where half of US adults now get news from social media.

Regularly, 31% get news from Facebook, 25% from YouTube, 14% from Twitter, 13% from Instagram, and 10% from TikTok.

  • Interestingly, Twitter has the highest proportion of users who use its platform for news, at 53%.

Since 2020, only TikTok has seen significant growth in this category.

One thing we’re curious about is the 4% of US adults who get their news from Nextdoor.

“BREAKING: Patricia and Mike had a block party and didn’t invite the Smiths!”

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