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Social media company responsibilities during COVID-19 crisis in the UK in 2020

In a survey carried out in March 2020, 60 percent of respondents from the UK said they believed that social media companies should provide fact-checked content to help people cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Other important roles for social media, according to respondents were screening "fake news", and helping communities to connect with each other.

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Role of social media companies during the coronavirus outbreak according to internet users in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 16 to 20, 2020

Number of respondents

1,040 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Question: What do you think social media companies should be doing during the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak?"

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