London: Nine in 10 young people in Britain get their news online, according to a report, as under-25s turn away from scheduled television bulletins.

Only 61 per cent of people aged 16 to 24 get some of their news from television, compared with 89 per cent who follow events online.

Ofcom’s news consumption survey

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Consumption of television news is falling fastest in the 12 to 15 age group.

While 57 per cent of children in that bracket say they are interested in news, 35 per cent get it via BBC One and BBC Two - down from 41 per cent last year and 45 per cent in 2018.

On the current trajectory, YouTube will overtake BBC television next year as the primary current affairs provider for this age group.

It is used for news by 33 per cent of 12- to 15-year-olds, up from 30 per cent last year and 27 per cent in 2018. The findings come from Ofcom’s news consumption survey.

It found that television remains the most-used platform (79 per cent) when all age groups are taken into account, followed by the internet (73 per cent).

BBC One remains the most-used news source across all platforms, followed by ITV, Facebook and the BBC website.

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