Are social media sites like Facebook and YouTube currently doing enough or not doing enough to stop the spread of fake news on their sites?
Public opinion on social media sites preventing fake news 2018
The statistic presents results of a survey on whether social media sites are currently doing enough to stop the spread of fake news United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 69 percent of respondents stated that they believed social media sites were not doing enough to stop the spread of fake news.
Are social media sites like Facebook and YouTube currently doing enough or not doing enough to stop the spread of fake news on their sites?
Share of respondents
Doing enough20%
Not doing enough69%
Don’t know11%
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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

Public opinion on social media sites preventing fake news 2018
The statistic presents results of a survey on whether social media sites are currently doing enough to stop the spread of fake news United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 69 percent of respondents stated that they believed social media sites were not doing enough to stop the spread of fake news.
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