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Social networks in Moscow outdo radio as source of news - poll

July 15, 2013, 22:41 UTC+3
According to the poll, 22 percent of respondents get news from social networks compared to 20 percent who use radio as a source of information
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MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) - Social networks have outdone radio stations as the most popular sources of news for Muscovites, a poll conducted by Levada Centre said.

According to the poll, 22 percent of respondents get news from social networks compared to 20 percent who use radio as a source of information. A month ago, radio was more popular and drew 16 percent of the audience, while social networks’ share was 14 percent.

Federal television channels hold the lead with more than 85 percent of respondents watching them for news. They are followed by printed mass media (29 percent) and friends, relatives, neighbours and fellow workers (24 percent).

The top five most popular social networks in Moscow are VKontakte (39 percent), Odnoklassniki (31 percent), Moi Mir (21 percdent), Facebook (19 percent), and Google+ (13 percent). Twitter is sixth with only 9 percent of Muscovites visiting it.

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