Instagram features like IGTV and Instagram stories could lead to it as a news source.
About 11% of citizens use Instagram for news, which is behind 12% of Twitter, according to the report’s findings. The report suggests that Instagram will overtake Twitter next year.
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Of course, Facebook still holds the top in terms of social media news sources. The report shows that 36% of people use Facebook for their news. YouTube and WhatsApp are in second and third place, with 21% and 16% of users, respectively, using these social media platforms as a news source.
However, people still don’t fully trust social media as a news source. According to the report, only 26% of people said they confidently received their news from social media. In contrast, 59% of respondents rated news organizations as reliable, especially when they had information about coronavirus.