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59% of Twitter links to news articles are shared without being read

July 27, 2016

YOU’D never tweet something without having read it, but many do.

A recent study found that fifty-nine percent of links to five leading news domains on Twitter have never been clicked. So next time you like the title of something a friend sent you, be sure you read the article yourself to get the REAL story. Do yourself, and your friends, a favor by not just automatically sharing articles that may not accurately reflect either the facts or your own personal viewpoint.  Be information literate!