Reading fake news about the coronavirus in Norway 2020, by source

A survey from March 2020 found, that nearly half of the Norwegian population has come across fake news about the coronavirus. 38 percent of them stated to have seen fake news on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Snapchap or Instagram. The first case of the coronavirus in Norway was registered on February 26, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Share of people who have seen or read fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the last 7 days in Norway in 2020, by source

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Norway

Survey time period

March 18-19, 2020

Number of respondents

1,538 respondents

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Har du i løpet av de siste sju dager sett eller lest falske/usanne nyhetsliknende saker om koronaviruset?"

Multiple answers were possible.

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