Respondents’ Perceptions of Channels With False or Misleading Information About Coronavirus

Source: Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis, Richard Fletcher, Nic Newman, J. Scott Brennen, and Philip N. Howard. "Navigating the "Infodemic": How People in Six Countries Access and Rate News and Information about Coronavirus," Reuters Institute, April 2020
Topic: Disinformation
Reference year: 2020
Geographical area: Global
Method: Survey (United Kingdom (N=2216), United States (N=1273), Germany (N=2003), Spain (N=1018), South Korea (N=1009), Argentina (N=1003))
Link to original document: reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk
The chart presents the distribution of different channels (social media, video sites etc.) where respondents have seen "a lot" or "a great deal" of false or misleading information about coronavirus. The participants in six countries have answered to the following question "Q4: How much false or misleading information about coronavirus (COVID-19), if any, do you think you have sen on each of the following in the last week?" Social media, messaging apps and video sites have been found the main sources of false or misleading information.