Average Monthly Time Spent With 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
The best performing outlet was Meteo Giornale—ostensibly a weather site, but also one that has been shown to publish false information about supposedly imminent asteroid strikes and the like. Again, this is roughly half the equivalent figure for Rainews, but very far behind the figures for La Repubblica (443.5 million minutes) and Il Corriere della Sera (296.6 million minutes).