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Perceived prevalence of fake news by type of source Malaysia 2019

This statistic shows the result of a survey on perceived prevalence of "fake news" from several types of news sources in Malaysia as of February 2019. According to data from Ipsos, 70 percent of Malaysian respondents claimed that the news they got from online news websites and platforms had a fair to great extent of "fake news". By comparison, only 57 percent of Malaysian respondents believed that the news from television and radio had a great extent of "fake news".

Perceived prevalence of fake news in Malaysia as of February 2019, by type of source

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

January 25 to February 8, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

16-74 years

Special properties

Respondents produced a national sample that is more urban & educated, and with higher incomes than their fellow citizens

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "How prevalent, if at all, would you say “fake news” is in the news and information provided to you by each of the following sources?"

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