Facebook a key player in news - study

2013-10-24 21:36
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Washington - Facebook is becoming a key source of news for users of the huge social network, even if people discover articles mostly by happenstance, a study showed on Thursday.

But the survey found 78% of this group get news mainly when they are on Facebook for other reasons, such as checking on friends or sharing photos.

The researchers interviewed 5 173 US adults including 3 268 Facebook users from 21 August to 2 September 2013.

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