Effect of fake news on online news media worldwide 2016

The statistic presents results of a survey regarding whether the distribution of fake and inaccurate news will weaken or strengthen the position of news media online. According to the source, 70 percent of editors, CEOs, and digital leaders at online news media stated that the distribution of fake news would strengthen the position of their company.

Will worries over the distribution of fake/inaccurate news weaken or strengthen the position of news media online?

Share of respondents
Strengthen70%
Weaken17%
No difference8%
Don't know5%
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 2016

Number of respondents

143 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Editors, CEOs, and digital leaders

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information about the survey: "Over half of the participants were from organisations with a print background (51%), around a third (34%) represented commercial or public service broadcasters, one in ten came from digital born media (11%) and a further 5% from B2B companies or news agencies. Around 25 countries were represented in the survey including the US, Australia, Korea and Japan but the majority (90%) came from European countries such as the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Finland and Spain."

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