Fake news in Europe

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Statista dossier about fake news in Europe

This dossier takes an in-depth look at the issue of fake news throughout Europe. Included are the most recent statistics on the frequency of fake news by country and by language, levels of awareness and trustworthiness in the media, and opinions on potential solutions to the problems caused by fake news in Europe.

Table of contents

  • 1. The frequency of fake news
    • Fake news frequency in Europe 2018

    • Fake news frequency in Europe 2018, by country

    • Junk news and professional news in 2019: Facebook interactions in Europe, by language

    • Political news types on Twitter in Europe 2019, by language

    • Opinion on the trustworthiness of news organizations in Europe 2018, by country

    • Survey on lies and misuse of facts in politics and media in Europe 2018, by country

  • 2. Misinformation in the media
    • Levels of trust in journalists in the EU 2018, by country

    • Trust in news sources in Europe 2018, by media type

    • Trust in radio news in Europe 2018, by country

    • Trust in TV news in Europe 2018, by country

    • Trust in printed media news in Europe 2018, by country

    • Trust in online newspapers in Europe 2018, by country

    • Trust in online social network news in Europe 2018, by country

    • Millennials: attitudes on media trustworthiness worldwide 2019

  • 3. Identifying fake news
    • Survey on having believed a fake news story in Europe 2018, by country

    • Levels of confidence in identifying fake news in Europe 2018

    • Levels of confidence in identifying fake news in Europe 2018, by country

    • Checking facts in Europe: avoiding fake news in 2019

  • 4. Fake news: finding a solution
    • How problematic fake news is in EU countries 2018

    • How problematic fake news is for democracy in EU countries 2018

    • Fake news: Who should stop it spreading? EU countries 2018

    • Fake news on Facebook: removed pages in Europe 2019, by country

    • Opinions on social media bans to prevent fake news in Europe 2019

    • Views on fake news being made illegal in Great Britain 2019

    • Approval of selected statements about fake news on the internet in Germany 2017

    • Approval of statements on the topic of fake news in Germany 2017

    • Views on the institutions that should act in the fight against fake news France 2019

    • French opinion on the role of the state in the fight against fake news 2018

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