Uncovering of fake news in Norway 2019

Nearly 70 percent of people who had come across fake news in Norway in 2019, could tell by themselves that they had read something untrue. In comparison, 38 percent of the respondents had to check other media in order to find out whether they had been confronted with fake news. Only one percent of the respondents felt the need to ask the internet about the same matter.

How did you know that you had come across fake news?

Share of respondents
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

March 5-18, 2019

Number of respondents

636 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who answered that they came across fake news within the last 12 months

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Tenk på den siste usanne/falske nyheten du kom over: Hvordan oppdaget du at nyhetssaken var usann/falsk?"

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