Survey on organizations dealing with fake news in Finland 2017, by sector

This statistic shows the result of a survey on organizations dealing with disinformation and fake news in Finland in 2017, by sector. Overall, the public sector had to deal with fake news and disinformation more frequently than other sectors. 16 percent of the respondents working in the public sector reported that their organization encountered fake news and disinformation weekly. The corresponding figure in other surveyed sectors was 11 percent or below. In all sectors overall, dealings with fake news and disinformation in organizations in Finland occurred mostly seldom or never.
Fake news refers to deliberate misinformation that is distributed along broadcasting or communication channels. Disinformation, on the other hand, consists of giving false or misleading information intentionally.

Has your organization had to deal with fake news and disinformation? By sector

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Release date

April 2017



Survey time period

March 2017

Number of respondents

306 Respondents*

Special properties

communications professionals; ProCom members; answer alternatives refer to approximates, e.g. approximately once a year

Supplementary notes

The statement used in the survey was phrased by the source as follows: "Organisaatiomme on joutunut tekemisiin vihapuheen kanssa".

* The number of respondents was distributed as follows:
Public sector n=49
Non-governmental organization n=46
Listed company n=77
Unlisted company n=93

Percentage points exceeding or falling below 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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