Russians & Chinese Are More Worried About 'Fake' Content Than Americans

Tyler Durden's picture

The Germans are the people least worried about fake content on the internet.

According to a survey by the BBC, only 14 percent are very perturbed by content possibly being fake. Another 33 percent are somewhat worried. So, while 47 percent overall are worried to some degree, this is a low figure compared to how worried people in other countries are.

However, as Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, in Brazil, most people are concerned: 92 percent are worried about what's real and what's fake.

Perhaps most notably however, while American politicians (on the left) continue to push the narrative of 'fake' content, fewer Americans "worry about what is real and fake in the web" than in Russia, China, Spain, France, or Greece (though notably the percentage who 'strongly agree' is dramatically high relative to other nations).

Infographic: Who's Most Worried About Fake Content on the Web? | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

The study also finds that more people in 2017 than in 2010 say that the internet should never be regulated by government (58 percent in 2017 to 51 percent in 2010).

But slightly less people than in 2010 think the internet is a safe place to express their opinions (46 to 48 percent).

16,542 adults in 18 countries took part in the survey, of which 11.799 used the internet, conducted by GlobeScan.

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Dragon HAwk's picture

Guess it's like Hollywood, once you realize it's all fake you can Ignore it..

funny though we all do sort of need to know the news, once in a while.

philipat's picture

All countries very familiar with Government propoganda? I would bet:

  1. The US is catching up and if survey data from, say, 5 years ago were available the US would be much lower down.
  2. If the survey was conducted in the EAST of Germany, its ranking would be much higher.

The USG has, as usual, been taking advantage of the historical belief that the US had freedom of speech and a free and fair media.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Brazil has one of the highest rates of breast and butt implant surgeries in the world. Of course they are worried about fake contents.

Rjh's picture

That chart is so fucking fake.

You want a chart??? I can make you a chart in two fucking seconds.

Jasher's picture

And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Anonymous_Beneficiary's picture

With fake news coming from fake jews; we all lose.

GoyimUprising's picture

#PizzaGate is real news.

AgAuSkeptic's picture

Ho ho Fake content, is this not what most of MSM is these days and what about the famous drug companies that keep lying about the safety of their drugs, druglies??

Grouchy-Bear's picture

"BBC and GlobalScan" - That tells me to look elsewhere for real information... Fake news from fake news sites...

StephenHopkins's picture

Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012- makes fake news legal. Americans are zombies

Fireman's picture

400 sites that the Orwellian scum at the memory hole would rather you DID NOT use!

Please spread far and wide.


Plus today's special. An update from London Paul and the state of the evil USSA slash EUSSR and their slow motion collapse.


Obvious that Germans know the difference between guvmint fake shit and the real thing considering the years of GESTAPO, STASI and EUSSR slash NATO propaganda and lies which they have been relentlessly subjected to.

lakabarra's picture

What a stupid way of questioning. One thing is to know that at least half of what you read in the internet is BS. The other thing is to worry about. I know that there is a lot of false news on the net but I don't worry about it. Manipulative question! This is meant to sell censorship.

land_of_the_few's picture

Perhaps a better question would not be "are you worried about fake news" but rather "do you think your country's maintream media push mostly fake news?"