Concerns about fake social media accounts and bots to influence in the U.S. 2018

This statistic presents the opinions and attitudes of both teens and the parents of teens on the concern among the use of fake accounts and bots on social media platforms to sell or influence products, as of May 2018. According to the findings, 40 percent of parents in the United States were extremely concerned with the use of such purchase influencing tactics on social media platforms, while only 18 percent of teens expressed the same level of concern.

How concerned are you that there are fake accounts and bots on social media platforms that are used to try to sell you things or influence you?

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Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 5 to May 22, 2018

Number of respondents

23,270 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

among social media users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

National sample polled included 19,063 adults, including 3,222 parents with children between 13 and 17 years old and 985 teenagers age 13 to 17 years.

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