Fake news in France

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Statista Dossier on fake news in France

This dossier contains statistical information about fake news in France. It provides general statistics on the profile of people who have already been exposed to fake news, the media most likely to spead false and misleading information, the most targeted topics as well as public opinion on the subject and digital news consumption.

Table of contents

  • 1. Audience
    • Share of French people having already been fooled by fake news in France 2020

    • Share of French people having already been fooled by fake news by gender France 2020

    • Share of French people having already been fooled by fake news by age France 2020

    • Share of French people having already been fooled by fake news by region France 2020

    • French people having already been fooled by fake news by city size in France 2020

    • French people having already been fooled by fake news by occupation in France 2020

  • 2. By media
    • Exposition frequency to fake news on television in France 2018

    • Exposition frequency to fake news on the radio in France 2018

    • Exposition frequency to fake news in newspapers in France 2018

    • Exposition frequency to fake news on news websites in France 2018

    • Exposition frequency to fake news on social media in France 2018

    • Exposition frequency to fake news on blogs and forums in France 2018

  • 3. Topics
    • Topics more concerned by fake news according to young French people 2017

    • Fake news topics believed in by French people 2018

    • Share of people who already sent fake news on politics in France 2018

    • Share of people who already sent fake news on a social issue in France 2018

    • Share of people who already sent fake news on a company in France 2018

    • Opinion on fake news about the coronavirus outbreak spread by media in France 2021

  • 4. Opinion
    • Opinion of the French on their exposure to fake news on social networks 2019

    • Ways allowing fake news to spread online according to French people 2019

    • Opinion on the creation of a law against fake news in France 2018

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

    • Share of French people checking the information they read on the Internet 2019

    • Share of French people using Fact-Checking content on the internet 2019

    • Share of young people who double check news in France 2017

  • 5. Online news consumption
    • Readers of digital press in France 2013-2019

    • News aggregators used by French web users to get news 2020

    • Reading frequency of online newspapers in France 2017

    • Reading frequency of online newspapers in France 2017, by age

    • Reading frequency of online newspapers in France 2017, by region

    • Devices used to consult the news in France 2020

    • Opinion on online press trustworthiness in France 2018

    • News media most trusted by French consumers in France 2020

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