ABC News Hits 1 Million Facebook Fan Mark

ABC News hit a significant milestone recently: 1 million Facebook fans. The news network has grown rapidly on Facebook, increasing its presence on the social network by 98.6 percent from last year.

Andrew Springer, head of the ABC News social team, commented on the company’s achievement:

ABC News is taking social to a new level. From having a social media producer sitting in the control room during special live events, to establishing a social media desk during breaking news, we’re becoming a stronger, more nimble news organization that’s infusing viewer and user engagement in everything we do.

Sister site PageData shows the rapid growth of ABC News on Facebook, which had 506,484 fans this time last year.

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