Perception of the Frequency of Encountering News or Information Believed to Misrepresent Reality or be False at European Union Level

Source: European Commission. Special Eurobarometer 503: Attitudes Towards the Impact of Digitalisation on Daily Lives (Brussels: European Commission, 2020)
Topic: Disinformation
Reference year: 2019
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Survey (N=27489)
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The findings of the Special Eurobarometer survey show that more than half of the respondents (55%) have came across news or information that they believe misrepresents reality or is false at least once a week. Moreover, one in three respondents encountered this type of information every day or almost every day. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.