Social media's effect on news. Yes ironic. By @statistic.ly

Social media's effect on news. Yes ironic. By @statistic.ly
USA.United States Of AmericaThe credibility of social media and its effects on society have come under increased scrutiny in recent months. A survey by the Pew Research Center reveals 64% of Americans think social media has a negative effect on the way things are going in the U.S. The main reasons being the spread of misinformation and made-up news (28%) as well giving a platform to hate speech, harassment and extremism (16%).Only 10% of Americans believe that social media has a beneficial effect on society, saying that it helps people stay informed (25%) and allow for communication, connection and community-building (12%).Note: Those who did not give an answer are not shown. Verbatim responses have been coded into categories. Figures may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed.�Source:@pewresearch #socialmedia #social #media #us #usa #america #americans #misinformation #information #socilamedianews #news #fakenewsmedia #fakenews #instagram #facebook #twitter #websites #communication #connection#dataviz #datavisualisation #datavizsociety #dataisbeautiful #infographic #graphicdesign #charts #datajournalism#knowthefacts #statistics #research

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