In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.
Here are key facts about the alternative social media service Rumble, an online video-sharing platform founded in 2013.
While 27% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Telegram, only 2% use the alternative social media app for news.
Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.
With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.
As the 2022 campaign draws to a close, here’s how federal, state and local candidates have used Twitter
One-in-five federal, state and local candidate tweets in 2022 have mentioned race, abortion, education or the economy.
U.S. adults under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets
Half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they have at least some trust in the information they get from social media sites.
The share of U.S. adults who say they regularly get news from TikTok has roughly tripled from 3% in 2020 to 10% in 2022.
While 38% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Parler, just 1% of Americans regularly get news there.
In 2021, 11% of high-circulation newspapers experienced layoffs, compared with three times that share the year before (33%).