For the first time social media beat out print as an avenue for news consumption. Earlier this week Pew
released a study on news consumption by platform for adults in the United States.
Levels of news consumption on social media
and print were close in how frequently people turned to each platform for news. About a fifth of U.S. adults surveyed frequently got their news from social media, while about 16 percent of U.S. adults frequently read their news from print newspapers
While more adults are getting their news from social media, people are more likely to see information on social media as inaccurate
when compared to print outlets.