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Average monthly Facebook interactions for prominent French news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly Facebook interactions for several prominent French news sites and some of the most popular false French news sites, in million minutes. Notably, although the prominent news sites outperformed the false ones in reach and monthly time spent on their pages, their Facebook interactions lag behind some of the interactions achieved by the false news sites.
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Average monthly Facebook interactions for prominent Italian news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly Facebook interactions with several prominent Italian news sites and some of the most popular false Italian news sites. Although the prominent news sites have larger averages, the gap between prominent news sites and false news sites is a bit narrower here than it is for other metrics, such as reach and time spent.
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Average monthly reach of prominent French news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly reach of several prominent French news sites and some of the most popular false French news sites. Although the prominent news sites enjoy a far greater reach, there are many popular false news sites.
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Average monthly reach of prominent Italian news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly reach of several prominent Italian news sites and some of the most popular false Italian news sites. Although the prominent news sites enjoy a far greater reach, there are many popular false news sites.
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Average monthly time spent with prominent French news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly time spent with several prominent French news sites and some of the most popular false French news sites, in million minutes. Although the much more time is spent with the prominent news sites, there are many popular false news sites.
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Average monthly time spent with prominent Italian news sites, and some of the most popular false news sites (2017)

This bar graph from the Reuters Institute shows the average monthly time spent at several prominent Italian news sites and some of the most popular false Italian news sites. Although the prominent news sites have larger averages, there are many popular false news sites.
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Catalan crisis - number of reachable viewers

These bar graphs show the number of shared posts and reachable readers and viewers various news sources had for their coverage of the 2017 Catalan Crisis. It is notable that Russian news sources (RT and Sputnik) were able to achieve engagement on a similar level to that achieved by the Spanish news sources and BBC.
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Catalan crisis- number of shared posts

These bar graphs show the number of shared posts and reachable readers and viewers various news sources had for their coverage of the 2017 Catalan Crisis. It is notable that Russian news sources (RT and Sputnik) were able to achieve engagement on a similar level to that achieved by the Spanish news sources and BBC.
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Europeans' views on whether disinformation is a problem in their country

This chart shows the data collected via survey for the Flash Eurobarometer 464. The data shows the percent of respondents from each EU country who believe that the existence of news or information that misrepresents reality or is even false is a problem in their country. Respondents from Cyprus were most likely to believe that such information is a problem in their country, while respondents from Belgium were the least likely to believe that. Notably, significantly more than half of respondents viewed the existence of this type of information as a problem in all countries.
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Frequency of encountering disinformation online across European Union countries

This bar chart shows the data collected via survey for the Flash Eurobarometer 464. The data shows how often respondents reported encountering news that they believed misrepresented reality or was even false. More than 60% of respondents reported encountering such information at least once per week, while only 17% reported that they did so seldom or never.