Facebook used less for news as discussion moves towards messaging apps

The number of people using Facebook as a news source is down by 9% overall from 2017 highs and down a whopping 20% among younger audiences. The number of people using Facebook as a news source is down by 9% overall from 2017 highs and down a whopping 20% among younger audiences, a Reuters Institute survey has found. Researchers behind the study partly blame the fall in news consumption on social media apps like Facebook on the popularity of messaging apps, like Facebook’s own WhatsApp. The researchers point out that while many still use Facebook and Twitter to discover news, they then post links to the news article in private WhatsApp groups where they feel safe discussing the subject among friends. As one researcher in the study put it:Read Full Story

Facebook used less for news as discussion moves towards messaging apps

The use of social media for news has started to fall in a number of key markets after years of continuous growth, according to the seventh annual Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from TechXplore

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing: study

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday which also found high levels of international ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

WhatsApp popular for sharing news 'minus the toxic debates'

But Reuters Institute warns purveying news via messaging app risks misinformation tooThe public is increasingly forgoing Facebook as a news source and using WhatsApp to share and discuss stories ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp: Reuters Institute

LONDON (Reuters) - The use of social media networks such as Facebook to consume news has started to fall in the United States as many young people turn toward messaging apps such as Facebook-owned ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Reuters Technology

'Fewer people' are using Facebook for news

Fear of fake news and the toxic nature of debates are turning people away from news on social media, a study says.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from BBC Technology

Fewer young people are using Facebook to get the news

The number of people using Facebook as a news source is down by 9% overall from 2017 highs and down a whopping 20% among younger audiences. The number of people using Facebook as a news source ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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