Update from ICON regarding COVID-19

A new study from the US shows that 30% of all Americans get their news from social media – 59.5% of these from Facebook, 20% use Twitter as their main source and then You Tube and Google Plus next.

People are getting more breaking news than ever, sometimes as it happens, thanks to rapid-fire social networks such as Facebook. Often, such reporting is produced (or posted) by unofficial news sources (the reality is that anyone can report a sighting, an event, a comment heard), as the distinction between what is, and what is not news.

Social media is fast replacing traditional news sources. It’s not the news is dying - it’s the method in which news is delivered and received. Knowledge is and will forever be power. We just may not need to tune in to have someone read it to us much longer.