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Use of alternative news websites in India 2019

With low barriers of entry that the internet provides to create content, India has seen a steady rise in partisan and alternative news websites. These websites tend to report news in a way that leans towards certain political ideologies and hence end up having increased visibility. When survey respondents were asked whether they used any of these partisan and alternative news websites, The Logical Indian, and were the three most used websites. However, 56 percent of the respondents did not use any of the given websites, an indication that these websites might be known but not many use them for regular news access.

Use of partisan and alternative news websites across India in 2019, by website

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

January 2019

Number of respondents

1,013 respondents

Special properties

among English speakers with access to the internet who had consumed news in the month preceding the survey period.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey question was- "In recent years a number of online news sites have emerged with their content often distributed via social media. Which, if any, of the following have you used to access news in the last week? Please select all that apply."

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