July 15, 2015:Twitter and Facebook growing as a news source for Americans

The idea of Twitter and Facebook as news gatekeepers has been talked about widely in the media industry, but now the US-based Pew Research Center has put some figures to it. Its recent survey of more than 2,000 American adults found that 63% of Twitter users say they get news from the service, up from 52% in 2013. The corresponding figures for Facebook are 63% and 47%.

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