Manner of identification of fake news in Germany 2017

In what ways have you personally noticed (presumably) fake news or false information on the internet?

by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited Feb 18, 2019
Manner of identification of fake news in Germany 2017 This statistic shows the results of a survey on the ways in which fake news on the internet has been identified in Germany in 2017. In total, forty eight percent of respondents stated that they had personally detected fake news or false information on the internet due to reports in the media about fake news.
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In what ways have you personally noticed (presumably) fake news or false information on the internet?

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Share of respondents
Reports in the media about fake news48%
Checking the presented facts or information45%
Hints from other users or friends19%
Verifying the author or publisher of the information14%
Verifying the imprint14%
Asking other users or friends13%
Reviewing the URL / links provided by the source12%
Information has been flagged as fake7%
Examination of accompanying photos or videos6%
Miscellaneous7%
None of the above11%
Share of respondents
Reports in the media about fake news48%
Checking the presented facts or information45%
Hints from other users or friends19%
Verifying the author or publisher of the information14%
Verifying the imprint14%
Asking other users or friends13%
Reviewing the URL / links provided by the source12%
Information has been flagged as fake7%
Examination of accompanying photos or videos6%
Miscellaneous7%
None of the above11%
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by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited Feb 18, 2019
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the ways in which fake news on the internet has been identified in Germany in 2017. In total, forty eight percent of respondents stated that they had personally detected fake news or false information on the internet due to reports in the media about fake news.
Show more
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