Concerns about fake news in India 2019

Fake news and disinformation through social media has been a pressing issue in many countries across the world today. In India as well, this concern was reflected in good measure with a majority of the respondents stating they were worried about fake news being a problem due to various reasons. About 51 percent of the survey respondents agreed that they are concerned when facts were spun or twisted to push a particular agenda through fake news media. On the other hand, 32 percent of the respondents seemed to think satire was a concern in terms of fake news.

Concerns over fake news across India in 2019

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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- "To what extent, if at all, are you concerned about the following." Chart showed 'extremely concerned' and 'very concerned' as options.

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