A shockingly large amount of internet-connected Americans use Facebook, research shows

A shockingly large amount of internet-connected Americans use Facebook, research shows. Image: Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP ImagesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Facebook Innovation Hub in Berlin, Germany, 25 February 2016. Zuckerberg presented studies on Artificial Intelligence inter alia. Seventy-nine percent of American adults who use the internet are on Facebook, according to the results from a Pew survey released Friday, and 76 percent of them say they use it every day. The next-largest social network is Facebook-owned Instagram, with 32 percent of online adults. The survey indicates that older Americans are joining the social network "in increasing numbers." And Facebook is used across demographics. Eighty-one percent of urban-dwelling online Americans use Facebook, as do 81 percent of rural online Americans. The site has come under fire this week for allowing the spread of misinformation in its News Feed. "Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way, I think is a pretty crazy idea," he said.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Facebook Innovation Hub in Berlin, Germany, 25 February 2016. Zuckerberg presented studies on Artificial Intelligence inter alia. Photo by: Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Facebook
Innovation Hub in Berlin, Germany, 25 February 2016. Zuckerberg
presented studies on Artificial Intelligence inter alia. Photo by:
Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Welcome to Facebook’s internet.

The social network is absolutely crushing the competition
online, new information from the Pew Research Center shows — in
case you needed more evidence.

Seventy-nine percent of American adults who use the internet are
on Facebook, according to the results from a Pew
survey
released Friday, and 76 percent of them say they use it
every day. The next-largest social network is Facebook-owned
Instagram, with 32 percent of online adults.

The survey indicates that older Americans are joining the social
network “in increasing numbers.”

“Some 62 percent of online adults ages 65 and older now
use…

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