To what extent do you agree with the following statements about fake news and hate comments on the internet?
Fake news and hate comments on the internet in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on fake news and hate comments on the internet in Germany in 2017. Around seventy four percent of respondents are of the opinion that fake news is a real threat to society.
To what extent do you agree with the following statements about fake news and hate comments on the internet?
Strongly or partly agreeBoth agree and disagreeStrongly or partly disagreeDon't know
Fake news is a real threat to society74%13%7%6%
The state should enact laws to combat fake news69%12%14%5%
Hate comments on the internet are a real threat to society75%14%6%6%
The state should enact laws to combat hate comments65%15%12%4%
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Source

Release date

February 2018

Region

Germany

Survey time period

November and December 2017

Number of respondents

n= 1,200

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The question used in the survey was formulated as follows: "Please tell me to what extent you agree with these statements." (Original in German: "Bitte sagen Sie mir, inwieweit Sie diesen Aussagen zustimmen.")

Fake news and hate comments on the internet in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on fake news and hate comments on the internet in Germany in 2017. Around seventy four percent of respondents are of the opinion that fake news is a real threat to society.
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