Facebook has become the main source of news for Yandex


Facebook brought “Yandex.News” about 8% of all news over the last month, and Twitter about 5%. About it the correspondent was informed in the company “Yandex”.

In December, “Yandex.News” started testing a new feature “where it all began”, which allows to find the primary source of news. Technology “Yandex” allow to search for news sources both in traditional media and on official websites of various departments and also in social networks. The granting of a news source is allocated by marking “how it all began”.

For the first month of the new feature helped to trace 3600 primary sources of news. Most of the news — 40% — came from Russian media, 28% are from foreign. Official sites and social networks have become sources 16% of all news, while Facebook and Twitter took the first two places among all sources.

Among traditional media, first place was taken by the Agency TASS (3% information events), followed by the “Kommersant” newspaper (2.9%) and the Agency “Interfax” (2.8 per cent). The British Agency Reuters was the source of 1.7% of all news. Among the official sites most of the news brought the websites of the President of Russia (kremlin.ru), Bank (cbr.ru) and MFA (mid.ru).

“Yandex.News” — Russia’s largest news aggregator. The Robot “Yandex.News” in real time processes the data of more than 6500 Russian and foreign media partners. In December 2015, the monthly audience of the service amounted to 22.5 million people (TNS Web Index).