Distribution of articles shared to social networks 2016

This statistic presents the distribution of articles shared via leading social networks worldwide during the first six months of 2016, by site. During the survey period it was found that 6.1 percent of articles shared via the leading social platforms were distributed via Twitter. Facebook was ranked first with 90.2 percent of global shares.

Distribution of articles shared via social networks worldwide from December 2015 to June 2016, by platform

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Release date

August 2016



Survey time period

December 2015 to June 2016

Supplementary notes

Data is based on analysis of 3 billion social media shares of the 1 million most shared articles on social media

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