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People are turning away from Facebook to Whatsapp, Instagram for news, study says

3:15 PM ET Thu, 14 June 2018

Average news consumption on Facebook globally has declined 6 percent from 2016 until now, according to the Reuters Institute. The study said that consumers were finding the private nature of messaging services like Whatsapp more appealing. It arrives at a trying time for Facebook, which has being trying to salvage its image following a data scandal that emerged in March.