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Mexico: share of WhatsApp users falsely believing fake news 2019

During the period surveyed, when asked if they had believed in false information that had been shared with them through Whatsapp, approximately 40.2 percent of respondents admitted to have done so, against nearly 59.8 percent who said they did not believe in fake news received through this platform.

Share of WhatsApp users in Mexico who believed in false information shared with them as of February 2019

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

January 14 to February 4, 2019

Number of respondents

455 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "¿Han llegado a creer en la información falsa que les comparten?"

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