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One-Third of US Adults Get News Through Facebook: Study

One in three Americans get news through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Thursday.   Almost 80 percent of those surveyed happen upon news when they are checking up on friends or sharing photos. Heavy news consumers did not describe Facebook as an important source of news, the study found.   “People go to Facebook to share personal moments - and they discover the news almost incidentally,” Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew, ...

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