Responsibility to solve problem of fake news in India 2019

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. 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.

Responsibility in solving the problem of misinformation 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- "Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: The government should do more to make it easier to separate what is real and fake on the internet; Media companies and journalists should do more to make it easier to separate what is real and what is fake on the internet; Technology companies (e.g. Facebook and Google) should do more to make it easier to separate what is real and what is fake on the internet.

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