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Conor Skehan


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A significant proportion of young people say they avoid news because it makes them anxious

A significant proportion of young people say they avoid news because it makes them anxious

A significant proportion of young people say they avoid news because it makes them anxious

TikTok — for news? Did anyone ever imagine that a Chinese site mostly used for short video clips of stunts, tricks and dances, would become recognised as a part of a growing trend for younger people to get news from ‘side-door’ sources?

Last week, the authoritative Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022 showed that most of the world — especially people under 24 — now get their news primarily from Instagram and TikTok.


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