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Social media very widely used, but use for news and information about COVID-19 is declining

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In this RISJ Factsheet we examine people’s use of social media as a source of news and information during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. This is the sixth in a series of ten factsheets based on an ongoing online panel survey of a representative sample of the UK population, fielded from 18 June to 24 June 2020. We find that: (i) the use of social media in general has remained consistent during the coronavirus pandemic, but the use of many social networks specifically for news and i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Reuters Insitute for the Study of Journalism Publisher's website
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-06-30
Language:
English
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1120776
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pubs:1120776
Deposit date:
2020-07-23

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