Survey: 76 percent of young people regularly receive fake news

Survey: 76 percent of young people regularly receive Fake News

Three quarters of young people in germany are regularly confronted with false messages. In a reprintive survey of the opinion research institute infratest dimap for the vodafone foundation, 76 percent of the 14- to 24-year-centuries indicated that they are at least once a week in the network or in social media on news or entries, where they have the feelings, it these are wrong information. Every fun respondent even stated that this is several times daily precomme.

Compared to previous years, according to the study "the youth in the info" the proportion of those who are regularly raised with fake news, significantly increased. 73 percent of respondents also have an increase in folding messages since the beginning of the corona pandemic. And two-thirds stated that it was harder at corona than other topics to distinguish believers of incredible news.

Overall, although a clear majority of 66 percent of respondents are sure in dealing with folding messages and is the view "very" or "rather safe" to recognize as such. Nevertheless, in total, uncertainty shows: "because there are so many false messages / ‘fake news’, i no longer know what information i should trust" – this statement agreed 53 percent of young people, 47 percent not.

Survey: 76 percent of young people regularly receive Fake News

Young people in germany often see fake news.

Fake news on the internet and in classic media

The focus of fake news see the respondents on the internet. Around 75 percent gave on, with fake news "always to the internet" to think. But even the classic media are not good at the young people: around 55 percent think at folding messages also in classic media such as radio, television and newspapers.

81 percent of respondents believe that the spread of false messages is a danger for democracy in germany. A rough majority of 85 percent also ames that the topic of mandatory content should be at school.

For the study, 2064 german-speaking adolescents and young adults were questioned representative between 14 and 24 years. The survey found between the 11. And 28. September 2020 online instead. /

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