Facebook claims the largest share of social media news readers, and its news users are far more likely to rely solely on that site for news. Half of the social network’s news users get their updates from that site alone, with just one-in-five relying on three or more sites for news, according to Pew Internet.
News users of LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp are more likely to get news on multiple social networks.
US adults getting news from various social networks are more likely to be non-white and younger. About half of news consumers who rely on two or more social media sites for news are non-white, compared with about one-quarter of those who use just one site.
More than one-quarter of US adults get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016.