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Did you know that Malaysia is the global leader for WhatsApp news usage, with just over half of digital news consumers in the country (51 per cent) using the messaging platform for news consumption in a given week?

This article from IJNet highlights eight takeaways from the annual Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. The paper, analysed recently by, looks at the attitudes and habits of news audiences – an essential read for anyone looking to keep up with the latest developments in the journalism industry.

The post, by Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, also points out that trust in the news is lowest in Greece and South Korea, with just under a quarter (23 per cent) indicating that "you can trust most news, most of the time", as opposed to 62 per cent in Finland and 60 per cent in Brazil.

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