More people than ever get news from YouTube and TikTok but still don’t trust them

After reports that TikTok and Instagram are becoming websites for people making vacation plans, there are new findings that these apps (alongside YouTube) are increasingly becoming a news source for young people.

according to one Ofcom report (opens in new tab) (a UK communications regulator) these three social media platforms are the top three sources among teens surveyed. For slightly older people in the 16-24 age group, social media and the internet were also their favorite way to watch the news, with the internet in general outperforming more traditional options (such as television, newspapers and radio) in range of 25 to 34 years. and 35-44 groups.

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