New Research Shows that 71% of Americans Now Get News Content via Social PlatformsBy Social Media Today (contrib. Mojified Media)
After last week's Capitol riots, the focus has once again turned to social media, and the role it plays in communicating critical information, and balancing the need for accuracy in such messaging with people's freedom to be able to share whatever they choose.
Which, as we're all now well aware, is a difficult balance to strike, but with more and more people relying on social platforms to keep them up to date on the latest happenings in the world, it's now an unquestionably critical consideration.
But how much are people actually relying on social media apps to keep them informed on the latest news and events?
According to the latest data from Pew Research, which incorporates responses from more than 9,200 Americans, around 71% of people now get at least some of their news input from social media platforms.