Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

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We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger part of the platform.

The company is currently testing a new breaking news section that appears on its mobile apps right next to notifications and messages.

Twitter is also working on a huge new feature codenamed Project Lightning – which has Twitter curating important news and putting it front and center on the app and desktop. It will be accessible to everyone - logged in or out.

But just how do people use Twitter for news?

Pew recently looked at a sample of Twitter users and compiled some data on how often they tweet the news, who they follow for news, and more.

Check out the infographic below:

How Americans Use Twitter for News

Image via Anthony Quintano, Flickr Creative Commons

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