Frequency of encountering false or dangerous YouTube videos in the U.S. 2018

This statistic presents the frequency of encountering false, untrue or dangerous video content on YouTube according to users in the United States as of June 2018. According to the findings, 19 percent of respondents stated that they frequently saw videos on YouTube that exhibited people engaging in either dangerous or troubling behavior, while on the other hand another 11 percent of respondents noticed seeing videos frequently that displayed individuals being either abusive or demeaning towards others.

Frequency of encountering false, untrue or dangerous video content on YouTube according to users in the United States as of June 2018

FrequentlySometimesHardly everNever
Seem obviously false or untrue15%48%23%12%
Show people engaging in dangerous or troubling behavior19%42%25%14%
Are abusive or demeaning toward others11%32%37%19%
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 29 to June 11, 2018

Number of respondents

4,594 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

YouTube users

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Respondents who did not provide an answer are not shown.

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