While TV is still a popular way to get the latest news, but, according to the latest surveys, half of the population receives updates from various social media. We may resist this tendency and thoroughly clear our news feeds, but the news will find a way to present themselves. So it might be better to carefully choose how to get this news instead and make sure that you won’t be disturbed with something you definitely don’t want to see. So, how to find fresh news on different social media?



Instagram is powered by hashtags. If something has happened, there is already a hashtag for it. If no hashtag exists or some reason, there is a general hashtag “news” or “news(yourcountry)”. Most news agencies, politicians, or other content generating corporations have their own Instagram accounts. Even when they simply copy everything from their main pages, Instagram news accounts will allow you to get the most recent updates without leaving your favourite app, with the bonus of looking at great cover photos.


Also, you can promote your profile via hashtags by using this news feed. Services like Crowdfire can make your posts more visible, but using hashtags will make your promotion look natural. 


After such a hashtag search, the Instagram algorithm may offer you some news posts in your news feed. You may always hide them, but occasionally you might see something worth following. Gradually, you’ll be able to collect your own news sources and have them appear in your Instagram feed naturally.



The best way to get the latest news on Twitter is to subscribe to the right Twitter users. It is now fashionable for a politician to have a Twitter account and post some political stuff there. Trump may shake the world market with a few tweets, and Elon Musk has already signed a contract on Twitter (that looked more like a bet, but whatever works for him).


Retweets from other Twitter accounts can quickly get messy, because people continue to write their thoughts in the comments thread, splitting the main post to several more, expressing their opinions, so the original post may quickly get lost among all the discussion. Still, there are some Twitter profiles dedicated to the news solely. Mostly they belong to the news agencies. Usually, they post a headline, a lead sentence or two and the link to the full version. So you can decide whether you want to open a full version or just scroll by.



Facebook is one of the most active news platforms. Its format is suitable for long posts and active discussions, and its algorithms are smart enough to propose you just the right news, so usually, you’ll see exactly what you need in your feed. Facebook news is usually gathered in thematic groups, not on the individual account pages. The groups are usually pre-moderated, so the news there is thoroughly filtered. You may choose to subscribe to such a group and read different news from different sources or pick your favourite news from several news agencies’ accounts.


Still, it isn’t an axiom for Facebook. There are several personal accounts (not always politicians, maybe, just people who analyze the news) dedicated to sharing news: political, cultural, scientific or some other kinds of stories. As a rule, these accounts are managed by real people, not invented characters, and you may ask them questions in private messages or right on their pages. Here you can be sure that you are talking right to the news source, not just to an SMM manager who might not be able to know everything you need.


There is a number of social media focusing on video content, such as YouTube or TikTok. The algorithm of searching the news there is a bit more complicated. The text itself can be used by the search engines to process and show it to the right audience, you, for example. But video relies on hashtags and descriptions only. So the best way to stay updated while using the video social media networks is to subscribe to the news channels and indulge in the news selected for you by someone else.


The news appears every day, and it’s hard to keep an eye on everything happening around. Social media networks are a great way to get pre-selected news, something that television doesn’t allow. We hope our tips about particular social media will help you harness that tidal wave of information and surf it with ease!


Founder of Paisley.org.uk in 1998 and constantly strives to change peoples attitudes to the town, Brian is a self described Paisley Digital Champion who promotes Paisley via any means necessary. You can also follow me on X