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Facebook drops, YouTube rises as a source of U.S. news

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Facebook drops, YouTube rises as a source of U.S. newsYouTube’s in, Facebook’s out.

Google’s video streaming platform is catching up to Facebook as the most popular social media platform for news in the U.S., a new report finds.

According to a 2020 digital news report the Reuters Institute published on Tuesday, the number of Americans who use Facebook for news decreased by 4 percent from last year. YouTube, on the other hand, saw a 4 percent increase.

Overall, 35 percent Americans use Facebook for news while 24 percent use YouTube.

The number of Americans who use Facebook and YouTube for news decreased and increased by 4 percent, respectively.
The number of Americans who use Facebook and YouTube for news decreased and increased by 4 percent, respectively.

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