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Public opinion on social media news stories in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the public opinion about news stories on social media websites in the United Kingdom (UK) in March 2017. During the survey, it was found that 67 percent of respondents thought that social media sites had to make sure that only true news stories were displayed on their sites, whereas 17 percent of respondents stated that social media sites had to allow all kinds of news stories to be displayed on their sites.

Thinking about the news stories that are displayed by the social media websites, which of these comes closest to your view?

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Release date

March 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 8-9, 2017

Number of respondents

1,598 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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