WhatsApp, an increasingly popular to watch the news instead of Facebook

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Started the popular social network Facebook will decline in the United States with regard to the participation and consumption of news with the transformation of many young people towards Messaging apps such as WhatsApp, owned by Facebook to discuss the events, depending on the Discover Reuters Institute, where the reduction in the use of Facebook to watch the news in the United States increased by 9 percentage points compared with 2017, reduced by 20 points for a young audience.

Shows seventh Annual Report of the news digital , issued by the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism of the University of Oxford and the document to poll, YouGov, via the internet 74 thousand people in 37 countries fundamental changes in the landscape of news over the past year, where there is volatility in consumer preferences, and analysis of the news industry dealing with the impact of the internet and smartphones changed the way people’s consumption of news and the way in which you earn by the media companies money.

He noted many publishers, the importance of increasing the variety of available sets WhatsApp own to distribute and share news and information, with the doubled use of the messaging application by approximately three times since 2014, this change enormous challenges for ports news, because the service is encrypted and virtually impossible to monitor how to watch articles and correct any spread of misinformation.

Said Nick Newman Nic Newman, a co-researcher at the Reuters Institute for the study of the press “started to use social media in the dissemination of news in a number of key markets after years of continuous growth, and we are still seeing an increase in use of messaging apps for news where consumers are looking for more private spaces to communicate”.

The social network has faced criticism related to algorithms that may be given priority for the news of the polygon, making them, modifying the algorithm relating to the background of the news feed in January, still many users are using Facebook and twitter to discover news, but the debate is on Messaging apps like WhatsApp, because people often feel they are less likely to discuss events on such applications.

Explained one of the persons involved in the survey of the United Kingdom belonging to the age group between 30 and 45 years to social media like wear a mask, while he can take the mask off and express himself explicitly when using group chats in Messaging apps, which includes his friends.

The report said that the application of WhatsApp, which was founded in 2009 and bought by Facebook in 2014 for $ 19 billion, more popular than Twitter in relation to news, particularly among younger users in some countries such as Malaysia and Turkey, where still some people find the news on Facebook but they publish articles in the collections of the WhatsApp discussion with a group of relatives and friends.

As the survey indicated the existence of regional differences in relation to the draft News, Apps WhatsApp instead in Latin America and Asia, while snapchat made progress in Europe and the United States, said less than half the people surveyed around the world they trust in the media most of the time, despite the fact that the proportion of 34 percent of those surveyed in the U.S. said they trust most of the news, a decline of 4 points.

The shape of television news is the local newspaper, The Wall Street Journal’s most-trusted brands in the United States, while BBC News BBC News, ITN on ITV the most reliable in the UK, the report suggests that brands news with the background radio and long tend to be more reliable, with lower confidence in the health of popular brands and digital, while the public stations of trust a good.

WhatsApp, an increasingly popular to watch the news instead of Facebook

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