Public perception of what constitutes "fake news" in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey on what respondents believed to count as "fake news" in the United Kingdom (UK) in March 2017. The survey found that over a third of respondents thought that organizations publishing funny or satirical material which is presented so that it looks like real news but isn't supposed to be taken seriously counted as "fake news".

Do you think each of the following count as "fake news"?

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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 8-9, 2017

Number of respondents

1,598 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In recent months people have often talked about "fake news". Do you think each of following count or do not count as "fake news"?"

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