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After TikTok has ‘killed’ YouTube, Twitter is losing to Instagram as well

News - Jun 25, 2020

According to results of the ‘2020 Reuters Institute Digital News’ report, Instagram is slowly but surely overcoming Twitter in regard to informing users, namely, providing news.

The report found the use of Instagram for news had doubled since 2018.

The trend is strongest among young people, with nearly a quarter of the UK 18-24-year-olds using Instagram as a source of news about coronavirus.

Instagram is now used by more than a third of all people who answered the survey, with two-thirds of users under 25, and 11% use it for news, putting this SoMe platform just one point behind Twitter.

Out of all EX-YU countries, the survey covered Croatia only. The results are very interesting – Facebook is unrivalled at the top position, immediately followed by YouTube, and then other popular messenger apps, with Instagram ranked sixth. Twitter is still nowhere in sight.

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As reported by the BBS, social media platforms were also among the least-trusted sources among users.

Only 26 percent of people said they trusted social media as a source of information about the virus.

Experts say that the survey results do not necessarily point to a conclusion that one source with replace another, but that users are beginning to use a combination of multiple sources – Facebook and Instagram, or Twitter and Instagram, for instance, and to draw conclusions about things and situations of interest based on collected information.

Source: Tanjug

 

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