Exposure to fake news in India 2019

About 45 percent of the respondents of a survey about fake news in the Indian media said they had seen stories that were completely made up for political or commercial reasons. Fake news is a pressing issue for today's socio-political environment and it is getting harder to differentiate between misleading information from the real facts. To understand the problem of disinformation, the survey respondents were asked to state the different kinds of fake news that they came across over the preceding week of the survey period.

Exposure to fake news across India in 2019

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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

India

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 the last week which of the following have you personally come across?"

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