Social Media Sites Increasingly Popular for Breaking News

People are increasingly turning to social media channels in search of breaking news. While the population more frequently checks newspapers and the television for breaking stories, a large and growing segment are now using social media instead.

About 28% of the population uses social media to find breaking news, while nearly 29% read newspapers and 59.5% watch TV, according to an infographic from

Where do you look to for breaking news? Are social media sites near the top of your list?


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