Sharing of made-up news on social networks in the U.S. 2020

Share of people who have ever accidentally shared fake news or information on social media in the United States as of December 2020

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United States

Survey time period

December 8, 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

*Respondents were aged 16 to over 54, with 35.7 percent of participants between the ages of 35 and 44 (35.7%). The gender split skewed female (53.6%).
Question: Have you ever accidentally shared content on social media which you later found out was misleading or false?

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