Young people Great Britain are watching less and less news television. This is according to Ofcom, a regulatory body that oversees broadcasting practices the UK. This comes as no surprise as young people become increasingly addicted to their smartphones. Youth are opting online distractions YouTube videos, social media and games rather than switch a TV and watch a news programme. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that: "The youth the nation are more likely to get their day's news the world social media or by reading graffiti bus stations than seeing it the telly, the average 16-24-year-old watching just two minutes' worth live TV news per day."
Ofcom commissioned research the news-viewing habits people around the country. The report is called "News Consumption in the UK: 2019". The research suggests that young people are increasingly using social media as their primary news source. Researchers wrote: "There is evidence that UK adults are consuming news more actively social media." They reported an increase posts and comments Facebook and Twitter about the news compared to last year. Ofcom suggested presenting news stories a less complicated, more accessible way to attract young people's attention. Some people suggested this would be "dumbing down content young audiences".