Brazil: opinion on how the government handles fake news on social media 2020

More than two thirds (68 percent) of people who participated in a survey in Brazil in May 2020 stated that the government of the South American country was not doing enough to handle fake news and disinformation on internet and social media. Also in May 2020, the president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro made 145 statements containing information deemed fake or distorted.

Public opinion on how the government is dealing with fake news on internet and social media 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, o governo está ou não está fazendo o suficiente para lidar com as notícias falsas e a desinformação na internet e nas redes socias?"

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