Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Fake news propagation offences reported in India 2018 by leading state

In 2018, the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India had the highest number of fake news propagation incidents compared to the rest of the country, with approximately 30 cases registered with the authorities. The country recorded a total of around 100 such incidents that year. This category of crime fell within the scope of the Information Technology Act, which came under the purview of the section 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and special and local laws (SLL).

Number of fake news propagation offences reported across India in 2018, by leading state

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until November 30th
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

India

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Figures are as per the data provided by individual states and union territories.

Clarifications pending from West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Sikkim.

The offence of propagating fake news on social media falls under the IT Act of Indian Penal Code involving communication devices as medium and/or target.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Cyber crime in Japan"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.