July 20, 2024
Trump is right: Fake news now a worldwide concern
A massive global poll now reveals that big majorities of the world’s population agree with President Trump: Fake news is a problem.
A massive global poll now reveals that big majorities of the world’s population agree with President Trump: Fake news is a problem.

Much of the world’s population agrees with President Trump: Fake news is a problem. A monster poll of 19,541 adults conducted by Ipsos in 27 nations confirms that big majorities are encountering news reports that appear legitimate but are often skewed with agenda, disinformation, misinformation or sensationalism.

It’s also interesting that the president is now referring to “fake polls” as well. He has a point. Surveys can be deceptive, particularly if they were conducted online without standard methodology — or if certain political parties are oversampled to influence the poll outcome, among many factors. But that is another story.

The new and ambitious Ipsos poll finds that 62% of respondents worldwide say online news sites and platforms traffic in fake news; 71% of U.S. respondents agree, along with 71% of Russians and 57% of Chinese. The Japanese weighed in with the least suspicion, at 37%.

Meanwhile, 52% overall accuse TV and radio sources of broadcasting fake news; that includes 61% of Americans, 71% of Russians but only 39% of Chinese. Once again, Japan was lowest at 37%.

Another 52% of the global sample also say newspapers and magazines deal in fake news; 55% of Americans, 68% of Russians and 39% of Chinese agree. For a third time, Japan was the least skeptical, at 34%.

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