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More Swiss use Facebook for news

National News // Nov. 18, 2016

More and more people in Switzerland are using social media as a source of information, according to a new report.

facebook More Swiss use Facebook for news

Facebook and Google are in the lead, especially amongst young people, who have tended to show a loss of trust in traditional media, say the authors of the 2016 Annals of media quality.

Nearly a quarter of young adults (22%) are using social networks as their main information source.

The use of mobile media content is promoting the trend but its feared the quality and diversity of news is low.

According to the report, the share of those 'poor media' has increased from 21% in 2009 to 31% in 2016. 

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