Public opinion on outside groups or agents planting fake news stories on social media in the United States as of March 2018
Problem of outside groups planting fake news on social media U.S. 2018
The statistic presents data on the public opinion on outside groups or agents planting fake news stories on social media in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 71 percent of respondents stated that they believed that outside groups were actively trying to plant fake news stories on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube and that it was a serious problem.
Public opinion on outside groups or agents planting fake news stories on social media in the United States as of March 2018
Share of respondents
Yes, serious problem71%
Yes, not too serious16%
No, not happening7%
Don't know7%
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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 2 to 5, 2018

Number of respondents

803 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Do you think outside groups or agents are actively trying to plant fake news stories on social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, or is this not happening? [If YES: Is this a serious or not too serious problem?]"

Problem of outside groups planting fake news on social media U.S. 2018
The statistic presents data on the public opinion on outside groups or agents planting fake news stories on social media in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 71 percent of respondents stated that they believed that outside groups were actively trying to plant fake news stories on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube and that it was a serious problem.
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