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Kim’s Take: Social media becomes more popular than newspapers

There used to be a time when we’d trust what newspapers wrote, believed what the television news reported and joked ironically that if it was on the internet, it must be true.

Now, the joke is on us.

For the first time ever, more Americans now get their news from social media sites than from
newspapers. Our country and voters are relying on what they read on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other sites to know what’s happening in Washington, the world, in science, health, and of course, the top category entertainment.

What’s a day without checking in with the Kardashians?

Television remains popular – 49% of adults polled still get news there. And what about radio? Turns out 26% prefer getting their news on the radio, and that’s up a percentage point from last year.

Take that Facebook.

For more on how we’re consuming news, tap or click on the latest Consumer Tech Update. App background

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