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Coronavirus fake news frequency in the UK in September 2020

In a weekly survey carried out in the United Kingdom (UK) in September 2020, around 64 percent of respondents that had encountered false or misleading information said they had come across it at least once a day in the past week.

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How often have you come across information/news about Coronavirus that was false or misleading in the last week?

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Steptember 2020

Number of respondents

576 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Online UK population who think they came across information/news about Coronavirus and think it is false/missing in last week

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question phrased by the source: "Q9. How often in the LAST WEEK, on average have you come across information/news that you know to be false or misleading?"

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