Mashable: Half of U.S. adults don’t know that Facebook does not do original news reporting

Thanks to Tish for sending this to me, I’m still freaking out about it days later. Mashable: Half of U.S. adults don’t know that Facebook does not do original news reporting. “Social media is increasingly a primary source of news for U.S. adults. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, however, almost half of U.S. adults don’t realize that Facebook is merely disseminating news — not reporting it. That’s right, a large portion of the adults in the United States either actively believe that Facebook — the company itself — reports original news stories, or aren’t sure whether it does or does not.”

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