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Technology has changed how people consume news, as well as the process of gathering it.  Information is now almost instantaneous and available anywhere in the world.  And news has been democratized so that voices outside the mainstream can be heard.

This is healthy for democracy but is an earthquake for the business of journalism.  Newspaper circulation is dropping, newsroom staffs are shrinking, and ad revenue is declining.  Pew tracks these changes through its annual state of the news media reports, providing fact-based analysis of the growth of digital news sites, the purchase of major journalism institutions by entrepreneurs, the use of mobile devices to access news, the mixing of news and marketing through sponsor-generated content, and other trends in journalism.

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February 1, 2023 Key facts about Gettr

One-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of the alternative social media site Gettr, and only 1% say they regularly get news there.

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January 24, 2023 Key facts about Gab

About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.

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December 21, 2022 Key facts about Rumble

Here are key facts about the alternative social media service Rumble, an online video-sharing platform founded in 2013.

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December 16, 2022 Key facts about Telegram

While 27% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Telegram, only 2% use the alternative social media app for news.

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December 6, 2022 Social Media Seen as Mostly Good for Democracy Across Many Nations, But U.S. is a Major Outlier

Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.

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November 18, 2022 Key facts about Truth Social

With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.

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November 2, 2022 As the 2022 campaign draws to a close, here’s how federal, state and local candidates have used Twitter

One-in-five federal, state and local candidate tweets in 2022 have mentioned race, abortion, education or the economy.

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October 27, 2022 U.S. adults under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets

Half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they have at least some trust in the information they get from social media sites.

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