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Facebook and Twitter as political forums: Two different dynamics

Posted on AllSides November 12th, 2014
From The Center

Last month’s report from the Pew Research Center on political polarization and media habits shows that social media is a prominent way people learn about government and politics. Indeed, this recent survey shows that 48% of internet-using adults reported getting news from Facebook in the previous week, rivaling well-known news media organizations. New data released here support the notion that two of the most prominent social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter, function very differently as sources of political information.

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http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/11/12/facebook-and-twitter-as-political-forums-two-different-dynamics/

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