Which of the following institutions and media actors should be held accountable for preventing the spread of fake news?
Accountability for containing fake news in Germany and Europe 2018
This statistic shows the results of a survey on who should be held accountable for containing the spread of fake news in Europe in 2018. Overall, forty five percent of respondents from across Europe indicated that journalists should be held most accountable for preventing the spread of fake news. Of the respondents in Germany, a smaller proportion of forty one percent hold the same opinion.
Which of the following institutions and media actors should be held accountable for preventing the spread of fake news?
EU28Germany
Journalists45%41%
National authorities39%36%
Press and broadcasting management36%34%
Citizens32%35%
Social online networks26%26%
EU institutions21%24%
Non-governmental organisations15%18%
Everyone4%4%
Someone else1%1%
No one1%2%
Don"t know4%6%
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

Europe

Survey time period

Februrary 7-9, 2018

Number of respondents

n= 26,576

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Up to three answers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The question used in the survey was formulated as follows: "News or information that misrepresent reality or that are even false are called "fake news". Which of the following institutions and media actors should act to stop the spread of "fake news" (MAX. 3 ANSWERS)?" The values for Germany were taken from page 42 of the source publication.

Accountability for containing fake news in Germany and Europe 2018
This statistic shows the results of a survey on who should be held accountable for containing the spread of fake news in Europe in 2018. Overall, forty five percent of respondents from across Europe indicated that journalists should be held most accountable for preventing the spread of fake news. Of the respondents in Germany, a smaller proportion of forty one percent hold the same opinion.
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