Fake news in Italy

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Statista dossier on fake news in Italy

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about fake news in Italy. Beside an overview on news consumption in the country, the study highlights the trust in media among the population, as well as the concrete use of internet and consumption of fake news circulating online. Lastly, a section is dedicated to the impact of misleading news in terms of online traffic and to the user’s perception and opinions about fake news.

Table of contents

  • 1. News consumption overview
    • Italy: daily news source usage 2017, by percentage

    • Italy: information sources usage 2016, by frequency

    • Italy: weekly newspapers readers 2007-2018

    • Italy: daily use of internet to get news in 2017, by age group

    • Teenagers checking data and news online in Italy 2015

    • Television viewers in Italy 2006-2018

  • 2. Trust in media
    • Italy: trustworthy news sources in 2018, by medium

    • Media and business trust index in Italy 2013-2019

    • Italy: trust level on news outlets 2017, by source

    • Italy: perceived reliability of the information sources 2015, by source

    • Italy: opinions on trustworthiness of media 2016, by age

    • Italy: opinions on reliability of media 2016, by type

    • Italy: opinion on the freedom of media 2009-2015

    • Italy: trust level in news on social media and messaging apps 2018

    • Italy: news sources trusted as independent 2013

  • 3. Internet and fake news consumption
    • Italian networks breaking Facebook rules 2019, by number of followers

    • Facebook pages closed for inauthentic behavior in Italy 2019

    • Italy: trust in the internet 2005-2015

    • Italy: online fake news sharing 2017

    • Italy: news and false news websites average monthly Facebook interactions 2017

    • Italy: users time spent on online newspapers & main false news sites in 2017

    • Italy: real and fake news websites traffic 2016-2017

    • Facebook usage for news in selected European countries 2016-2018

    • Italy: attitude towards fake news in 2017, by age

    • Italy: fake news consumption 2018, by frequency

  • 4. Fake news impact
    • Influence of fake news on the last elections in Italy 2017

    • Influence of fake news on personal voting intentions in Italy 2017

    • Italy: attitude towards fake news 2017

    • Italy: online fake news sharing 2017

    • Italy: perceived influence of fake news 2018

    • Italy: perceived importance of a law against fake news 2018

    • Italy: players responsible for stopping fake news spreading 2018

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