Teens turning to TikTok and Instagram for news, Ofcom says A new report from Ofcom has shown young people are turning away from more traditional news outlets.
TikTok is not the enemy of journalism. It’s just a new way of reaching people | Chris Stokel-Walker
The platform’s rise is best seen as the latest evolution in how we consume news
‘People get bored quickly’: how UK teens turned to social media for their news
As Ofcom confirms that young people now stay informed through Instagram and TikTok, we meet the online newshounds
Teenagers turning to Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for news instead of traditional channels
However trust in social media news sources varies - half of YouTube and Twitter users think they provide trustworthy news stories.
TikTok is fastest growing news source for UK adults, Ofcom finds
App is used by 7% of adults for news with nearly half turning to TikTokers rather than conventional outlets for updates
Instagram is now most popular news source for teenagers
Number of 12 to 15-year-olds using BBC One and BBC Two for news has dropped from 45% five years ago to 24% today
UK teens shun traditional news for TikTok, Instagram - regulator
Teenagers in Britain are increasingly turning to social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for news and are moving away from traditional outlets, media regulator Ofcom said in a report on Thursday.
Teens turning to TikTok and Instagram for news, Ofcom says
A new report from Ofcom has shown young people are turning away from traditional news outlets.