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Nearly half of Americans who rely on YouTube for news watch independent channels

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Nearly half of Americans who rely on YouTube for news watch independent channelsLots of people watch YouTube for funny viral videos and make-up tutorials. But a large percentage of Americans also rely on YouTube for news.

A new study from Pew Research Center found that YouTube channels are an integral source of news and information for more than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. While that’s certainly a lot of people tuning into YouTube for news, perhaps this isn’t too shocking as the platform is the second most-trafficked search engine in the world right after its sister company Google. People treat YouTube as an information source, except they’re looking for video instead of text. Read more…

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