Indians supporting social media bans during a crisis to stop fake news 2019

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos in June 2019, about 88 percent of Indian respondents agreed that temporarily cutting off social media platforms was acceptable to stop the spread of false information at times of crisis. Of these, 46 percent strongly agreed with the method.
The survey was conducted in light of coordinated attacks on more than 300 Sri Lankans in April earlier that year. This had led to the shutting down of social media by the national government in an attempt to stop the spread of misinformation..

Levels of agreement in support of cutting off social media platforms at times of crisis to stop the spread of false information in India as of June 2019

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

May 27 to June 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000+

Age group

16 to 64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question: "For each of the following, please indicate if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree: Temporarily cutting off social media platforms is acceptable at times of crisis to stop the spread of false information."

According to the source, respondents were more urban and educated, with higher incomes than their fellow citizens, referred to as "Upper Deck Consumer Citizens". They were not nationally representative of their country.

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