Which statements do you agree with?
Approval of selected statements about fake news on the internet in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the approval of statements about fake news on the internet in Germany in 2017. Eighty percent of respondents agreed with the statement that new laws are needed to ensure that Facebook and Co. remove fake news faster.
Which statements do you agree with?
Share of respondents
It should be easier for users to tag fake news.86%
New laws are needed so that Facebook and Co. remove fake news faster.80%
Fake news makes me angry.62%
Fake news is threatening our democracy.61%
I feel overwhelmed in identifying fake news.42%
I don't get all the fuss. Fake news has always been around.35%
The topic of fake news does not interest me.35%
Fake news is not fake, it's just freedom of expression.8%
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Sources

Release date

June 2017

Region

Germany

Survey time period

May 4-9, 2017

Number of respondents

1,011 respondents who use the internet for personal use

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The source provides no information on the exact wording of the question. The formulation chose here may therefore vary slightly from that of the original question used in the survey.

Multiple answers were possible.

Approval of selected statements about fake news on the internet in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the approval of statements about fake news on the internet in Germany in 2017. Eighty percent of respondents agreed with the statement that new laws are needed to ensure that Facebook and Co. remove fake news faster.
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