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Brazil: opinion on obliging social media to protect users from fake news 2020

During a survey conducted in Brazil in late May 2020, nine out of ten respondents said there should be a law to oblige social media companies to protect the Brazilian society from fake news and disinformation. Around eight percent disagreed. In 2019, approximately 44 percent of Brazilians who participated in another survey stated that they trusted media as a source of reliable information.

Public opinion on creating a law to oblige social media companies to protect users from fake news in Brazil in 2020

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

May 28 and 29, 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Na sua opinião, deve ou não deve haver uma lei para obrigar as empresas de redes sociais a protegerem nossa sociedade das notícias falsas e da desinformação?"

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