More Americans Turn to TikTok for News—a Concerning Trend
As an increasing number of Americans are getting their news from TikTok—a platform that has a vast amount of misinformation—we should all be concerned.
A growing number of Americans are turning to TikTok for news.
Since 2020, the number of adults who regularly get news from TikTok has more than quadrupled. This trend is highest among American’s youth. A full 32 percent of those aged 18 to 29 report getting news from the short-form video platform.
But there’s a problem. TikTok is home to a high percentage of misinformation including fake news stories, deepfake photos, and false or misleading claims.