Social media inaccurate despite being popular U.S. news source

For the first time social media has beaten out print as an avenue for news consumption for adults in the United States, according to Pew Research.

However, while more adults are getting their news from social media, people are also more likely to see information on social media as inaccurate when compared to print outlets.

Levels of news consumption on social media and print were close in how frequently people turned to each platform for news.

About a fifth of U.S. adults surveyed frequently got their news from social media, while about 16 percent of U.S. adults frequently read their news from print newspapers.