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Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

Mallory Locklear
Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. In a survey of 5,844 college students from 11 US institutions, 89 percent said they got at least some of their news from social media over the previous week.