Does Google use data from social sites in ranking?

Does Google use data from social sites in ranking?

Hello Matt, a recent article of Danny Sullivan suggests that Google uses Twitter and Facebook links as a ranking signal. Can you confirm this? Can you elaborate a little bit more on this? -WebSEOAnalytics

Read the article: http://searchengineland.com/what-social-signals-do-google-bing-really-count-55389

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