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Identifying fake news. vs facts online in selected countries worldwide 2020

Level of difficulty differentiating between true and false information online among consumers in selected countries worldwide as of June 2020

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Release date

March 2021



Survey time period

January 6 to June 18, 2020*

Number of respondents

35,030 respondents

Age group

16-70 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Thinking about all the different types of information about news and current affairs that you see online, how easy or difficult do you find it to tell the difference between what information is true and what is false?
Survey dates for EMEA were January 6 to March 27, 2020. Dates for non-European countries were February 12 to June 18. 2020.

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