Frequency of Encountering Disinformation Online (by Country)
Source: European Commission. Flash Eurobarometer 464 Report: Fake News and Disinformation Online (Brussels:European Commission, 2018)
Reference year: 2018
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Survey (N=26576)
Link to original document: publications.europa.eu
This chart shows the data collected via survey for the Flash Eurobarometer 464. The data shows the frequency with which respondents reported encountering information that they believe misrepresents reality or is even false. Respondents from Spain reported encountering such information with the highest frequency, while respondents from Finland reported encountering such information least frequently. The respondents were asked "Q2 How often do you come across news or information that misrepresent reality or even false a problem in your country?" European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.