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We Get Most of Our News from Facebook Now

We Get Most of Our News from Facebook Now

Ron Burgundy and his kind are officially relics of the past: When it comes to delivering news, millennials turn to Facebook more than any other news source. A new study from Pew Research Center found that 61 percent of 19- to 34-year-olds receive their political news from Facebook, whereas only 37 percent learn about government happenings from local TV. When it comes to Baby Boomers, those numbers reverse almost exactly.

Pew notes that taking political news from social media feeds does have a downside: Most of the articles and opinions users encounter already align with their own views (which is kind of a big deal).

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