Frequency of inaccurate news on social media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This graph shows how often UK social media users encountered inaccurate news on social media. Of those asked, 21.6 percent did not see any inaccurate news on social media in the month before the survey was conducted. Of respondents, 57.7 percent encountered news on social media that they believed was not fully accurate at least once. One in five (20.7 percent) said they didn't know.

How often do you come across news on social media that you thought was not fully accurate?*

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 5–16, 2018

Number of respondents

2,005 respondents

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Online sample representative of the UK adult population, based on key demographic variables such as age, gender, and region of residence"

*Respondents were asked "In the past month, how often did you come across news on social media that you thought was not fully accurate?"

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