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Social Media Supplies Over 60% Of US Adults With Their News

A new Pew Research study has over 60% of us getting our news from social media - and mostly from Facebook, by a pretty big margin. That makes the whole recent Facebook bruhaha about how they actually present their news feed all the more interesting, and actually perhaps important.
This led to an inquiry from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee investigating the allegations.
After vehement denial of any bias in trending topics, Facebook announced sweeping changes three days ago to the way the Trending system works, including greater oversight for news curators and a clearer description of how the trending topics system works in the Facebook Help Center.
Tech Crunch

 

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