Is Twitter really the best news gathering tool?

Twitter may be a common tool for gathering news in the US, but is it really the best judge as to what is quality content?

A recent study by Pew Research Centre in the US found that around half of the country’s Twitter users use the service to gather news. But is this really a good thing?

On a hunch, yes. Better to have news and content valued and ranked in importance by people rather than a search algorithm or a machine, one would think.

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