A hand holding a smartphone screen with a news site demonstrates how teens get their media on the go.

Where do today’s teens get their news?


In an era of fake news, critical thinking and evaluation are more important than ever

Today's teenagers are turning away from traditional media organizations and are getting their news from social media sites and YouTube, according to a new poll by Common Sense and SurveyMonkey.

More than half of teenagers say they get news at least a few times a week from social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Half say they get their news from YouTube.

Six in 10 teens
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