Average Monthly Reach of Prominent Italian News Sites and Some of The Most Popular False News Sites (2017)
Source: Fletcher, Richard, Alessio Cornia, Lucas Graves and Rasmus Kleis. "Measuring the Reach of “Fake News” and Online Disinformation in Europe," Reuters Institute, February 2018
Reference year: 2017
Geographical area: Italy
Method: Data mining
Link to original document: reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk
In general, the news sites included in the sample outperformed the false news outlets with well over one million interactions per month. In addition, La Repubblica outperformed all of the news sites we considered in the sample. However, eight of the 20 false news outlets in this sample generated more interactions per month than the news website of the Italian public broadcaster, Rainews.