Well, this could explain a lot! According to a new poll, Americans think Facebook is a news outlet! What? Oh boy.
According to a Pew Research Center survey more and more Americans view the social media giant as an actual news agency. The poll found as many as 10% of people questioned think Facebook produces the news stories it carries. ERRR! It does not, sorry FB users!
The study found that FB was high on the list when asked for the source of a news story. The Pew study said 14% named CNN, 12% named FOX NEWS and 10% named Facebook. The frightening part is FB ranked higher than The New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, MSNBC and ESPN. Wow…sucks for them huh?
Study found that the most popular way of getting the news online is direct to the news site and/or social media, in fact, they are nearly tied! Oh boy.
I actually have my degree in Broadcast Journalism and the one thing I remember clearly is: consider the source! So when you read a “news story” always look for the original source and if it’s a “story” floating on FB by your friends with no link, yeah, you stumbled on to…wait for it…Fake News. It happens! On that note, go check out our SUNNY FM FACEBOOK page!