Study: Facebook News Use Declined, WhatsApp Grown

According to Reuters Institute Report, news consumption is shifting from the Social media like Facebook to message applications like WhatsApp. There is a rising concern for the fake news online.

The company covers 37 countries in five continents has found that the use of social media for news declined by six percent in the US compared to last years. The decline is due to decrease in discovery, posting and sharing of news in Facebook.

The decrease in the engagement may be due to report of massive data privacy breach occurred earlier this year. Many users have shifted from Facebook to the message applications like WhatsApp and Instagram, according to the report.

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