Effect of fake news on online news media worldwide 2016

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

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Release date

January 2017



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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