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The 1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social media sucks for news

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The 1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social media sucks for news

The 1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social media sucks for news

In these divided times, it’s easy to blame the internet for so much of the partisanship, misinformation, and general noise in our political discourse. But a new study suggests that cynicism about news on social media is one area where we’re mostly on the same page.

The Pew Research Center surveyed over 12,000 adults in the U.S. about how familiar they are with media providing political and election news. One portion of the survey was asked about six social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Reddit), how often they get their news from those sites, and how much trust they put in that news. Read more…

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