Twitter most popular source for breaking news updates: study

Twitter has changed the way this generation communicates and consumes news. Ever since the world woke up to its awesomeness, it has given rise to a new breed of citizen journalists, albeit sometimes it has been responsible for many fluke death reports and rumour generated news, which couldn’t be verified. 
While its authenticity may have been questioned, the platform still remains the number one source of breaking news across the world.
This is as per a recent study done on Twitter by American Press Institute in association with independent research lab, DB5. Although funded by Twitter, the researchers were allowed complete independence -- from framing the survey questions to observing the trends to drawing the inferences by API.