Approval of statements on the topic of fake news in Germany 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the approval of selected statements on the subject of fake news in Germany. More than ninety percent of respondents agreed that those who frequently spread false information on social networks should be blocked by the operators.

Which statements do you agree with?

Share of respondents
Those who frequently spread false information on social networks should be blocked by the operators.91%
Users need to learn how to better recognise fake news.89%
Social networks should allow users to report fake news.88%
Fake news will play an important role in election campaigns.74%
It is difficult for internet users to determine the credibility of individual reports or messages.74%
Social networks should not decide on content removal alone.71%
Fake news is used the most by extreme political parties.58%
A democracy must be able to withstand something like fake news.56%
Fake news should only need to be removed from online media after a court order.32%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

Germany

Survey time period

January 2017

Number of respondents

1,009 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Top 2 boxes: "strongly agree" and "mostly agree"

Supplementary notes

The source provides no information on the survey type or the exact time period in which the survey took place.

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