The findings are part of a regional trend in which users are opting to leave platforms that broadcast posts to wide audiences in favor of direct-messaging services – namely WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
In a wide-ranging interview last week, NU-Q dean and CEO Everette Dennis told Doha News that this development has coincided with more robust local news coverage, although journalists are still “measured” in most of their reporting.
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