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Brazil: concern about fake news on social media 2020

During a survey conducted in Brazil in May 2020, half of respondents stated that they were very concerned about fake news and disinformation on internet and social media. Around 22 percent of the interviewees said they were not concerned about the topic. Moreover, 90 percent of respondents were in favor of creating a law to oblige social media companies to protect users from fake news.

Public concern about fake news on internet and social media in Brazil in 2020

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Release date

June 2020



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: "Você diria que está muito preocupado, um pouco preocupado ou não está preocupado com as notícias falsas e a desinformação na internet e redes socias?"

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