Following Politicians on Social Media – Selected countries ← Previous Next → Q12Gi_2017. When using social media for news (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube) have you followed or subscribed to a channel/page of a politician or political party? Please select all that apply. Base: Used social media for news in the last week: Selected countries = 7171. Note. Figures are based on average of data from US, UK, Australia, Ireland, and Spain.