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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook and the news

Facebook and the news

It looks like our kids are getting their political news from Facebook while we Boomers are still watching the local TV news. According to a report from the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of those born between 1981 and 1996 get their political news by clicking through the links posted on their Facebook pages, while only 37 percent of them are watching the local news. The numbers flip when you ask Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, where they get their news. Sixty percent say local TV and 39 percent say Facebook. It makes sense. Almost 90 percent of Millennials use Facebook compared with 56 percent of those over 65, although that number of older users is up 11 percent from the...