How much are social media sites like Facebook and YouTube responsible for the spread of fake news?

U.S. public opinion: entity responsible for preventing fake news consumption 2018 The statistic presents results of a survey on the extent to which social media sites like Facebook and YouTube responsible for the spread of fake news in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 29 percent of respondents stated that they believed social media sites were mostly responsible for the spread of fake news.
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Mostly responsible29%
Partly responsible but other media sources are more responsible60%
Not at all responsible6%
Don’t know5%
Share of respondents
Mostly responsible29%
Partly responsible but other media sources are more responsible60%
Not at all responsible6%
Don’t know5%
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The statistic presents results of a survey on the extent to which social media sites like Facebook and YouTube responsible for the spread of fake news in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 29 percent of respondents stated that they believed social media sites were mostly responsible for the spread of fake news.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2 to 5, 2018
Number of respondents
803 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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