Fake news in India

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Statista dossier on fake news in India

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about fake news in India. An overall outlook has been provided on the news media and news consumption patterns in the subcontinent, along with level of trust in the media and factors influencing credibility of news organizations.

Table of contents

  • 1. News consumption
    • Primary source of news in India by age 2019

    • Newspaper and magazine consumption sources among consumers in India 2018

    • Social networks to access news India 2019

    • Factors in deciding social media news access India 2019

  • 2. Trustworthiness in news sources
    • Most trusted news platform in rural India 2018

    • Trustworthiness in news source among Indians 2018

    • Trust in news in India by political ideology 2019

    • Levels of trust in digital media other than social media in India 2018

    • Levels of trust in technology and social media platforms India 2018

    • Levels of trust in fact checking organizations India 2018

    • Factors determining Indians' belief that news is credible 2018

  • 3. Fake news and partisan sources
    • Concerns about fake news in India 2019

    • Exposure to fake news in India 2019

    • Alternative news website users India 2019

    • Awareness of alternative news websites in India 2019

  • 4. WhatsApp and social media
    • Factors that motivate Indians to share information on social media 2018

    • Type of WhatsApp groups rural users in India are part of 2018

    • Believability of information sent on WhatsApp in rural India 2018

    • Actions taken when forwarded messages are received on WhatsApp in rural India 2018

  • 5. Vox pop
    • Responsibility to solve problem of fake news in India 2019

    • Disagreement to social media ban due to ability to spot fake news India 2019

    • Trust in social media companies to ensure factual content during crisis in India 2019

    • Opinion on social media ban due to terrorist attacks to stop fake news in India 2019

    • Indians supporting social media bans during a crisis to stop fake news 2019

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