News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

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Here are some new stats from Pew on how Americans get their news from social platforms:

Since 2013, at least half of Twitter users have reported getting news on the site, but in 2017, with a president who frequentlymakes announcements on the platform, that share has increased to about three-quarters (74%), up 15 percentage points from last year. On YouTube, about a third of users now get news there (32%), up from 21% in 2016. And news use among Snapchat’s user base increased 12 percentage points to 29% in August 2017, up from 17% in early 2016.

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