Infographics: Where concern is highest about fake news on the internet
June 16, 2019 12:05 AM NPT
Amid a backdrop of rising populism and economic and social instability, the 2019 edition of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report was published this week. Given the current prevalence of fake news, it found that trust in the news has fallen two percentage points across all markets, sliding from 44 to 42 percent. Trust is lower in distributed environments, for example, it stands at just 23 percent for social media. Given how rampant misinformation and disinformation are on the internet, where are people the most worried about fake news? The report found that 85 percent of Brazilians are concerned about what is real and what is fake on the internet in terms of news.