Twitter can be a good source of news if you are someone who doesn’t like reading the newspaper or reading online articles. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. may be the only source of news for some people. With Twitter news sources can tweet constant updates of what’s going on in the United States and in the world that way people can keep up with the news. The only problem is you do not get the full story and you do not hear the other side of the news.
Instagram wouldn’t be a good source of news. People could post pictures of what’s going on in the news like protests, rallies, shootings etc. but with just pictures you cannot fully understand the story and what is going on. Pictures are worth a thousand words but they can also be misconstrued. However, if you search for hash tags related to current news stories you can see pictures and further your research on that topic to try to keep up with current news.