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Half of Adult Twitter Users Follow News Through Social Media Platform

Typically on mobile devices

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About half of all adult Twitter users in the United States said they get news through the social media platform, mainly on mobile devices, according to a new survey.

The report by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation was released on Monday. The results are based on a the survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults including Twitter and Facebook users.

Twitter users who consume news on the platform - defined as information about events and issues that involve more than just family or friends - represent only 8 percent of the U.S. adult population.