GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Fake News Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Fake news is 70% more likely to be retweeted than real news."

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"88% of teens believe fake news is a problem."

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"58% of American adults have less trust in the news due to fake news proliferating online."

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"Roughly one-third of the most viewed videos on YouTube about major news events come from unreliable or fake-news sources."

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"Fake news spreads six times faster than true news on social media platforms."

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"45% of adults admitted to falling for a fake news story."

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"Fake news websites receive around 50% of their traffic from social networks."

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"Facebook is cited as the platform where most people encounter fake news."

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"23% of Americans admitted to sharing a fake news story, whether knowingly or not."

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"Only 26% of Americans are very confident in their ability to identify fake news."

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"70% of people think fake news affects their trust in media."

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"Older adults (65+) are more likely to share fake news than younger adults."

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"62% of adults believe that social media sites have too much control over the news people see."

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"57% of people who consume news on social media expect to see fake news."

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"53% of Americans say they regularly see fake news online."

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"43% of people consider fake news to be a major threat to democracy."

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"People recall false headlines as true ones more often the more they're exposed to them."

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"64% of adults say fake news causes confusion about basic facts of current events."

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"People are more likely to believe fake news that aligns with their pre-existing opinions."

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"Around 56% of people say fake news and misinformation are major problems with respect to news aggregation tools."

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