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China and India lead surge in demand for news subscriptions

Growing risk of information gap among low-income earners, WEF report says

TOKYO -- Growing numbers of consumers are seeking access to online news and entertainment, but with less than half willing to pay that could create information gaps along income lines, the World Economic Forum has warned.

"Low-income groups are less likely to pay for news services, suggesting that the rise of paid-for media may lead to information inequalities," said the Geneva-based organisation in a report on media subscription trends during the coronavirus pandemic published earlier this month.

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