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Concerns about online fake news in Belgium and the Netherlands 2018

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: "Thinking about online news, I am concerned about what is real and what is fake on the internet."

Concerns about online fake news in Belgium and the Netherlands 2018 This statistic shows the answers to a survey question regarding public concern about unreliable or fake news in online media in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2018. 46 percent of the respondents from Belgium indicated they were either very or extremely concerned about "what is real or fake" when thinking about online news. In contrast, there is less concern in the Netherlands on this topic.
In a different survey, from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 60 percent of Dutch respondents indicated they were able to sometimes recognize fake news.
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Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: "Thinking about online news, I am concerned about what is real and what is fake on the internet."

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This statistic shows the answers to a survey question regarding public concern about unreliable or fake news in online media in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2018. 46 percent of the respondents from Belgium indicated they were either very or extremely concerned about "what is real or fake" when thinking about online news. In contrast, there is less concern in the Netherlands on this topic.
In a different survey, from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 60 percent of Dutch respondents indicated they were able to sometimes recognize fake news.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Belgium, Netherlands
Survey time period
January 2018 to February 2018
Number of respondents
4,016 respondents
Special properties
Internet users; data were weighted to targets based on census/industry accepted data on age, gender, and region to represent the total population of each country. The sample is reflective of the population that has access to the Internet.
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide information regarding multiple answering options.

* For this specific survey question, the surveyed markets are:

Europe: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Americas: United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico.

Asia Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.
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