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"News you don't believe": Audience perspectives on fake news

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In this RISJ Factsheet by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Lucas Graves, we analyse data from 8 focus groups and a survey of online news users to understand audience perspectives on fake news. On the basis of focus group discussions and survey data from the first half of 2017 from the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland, we find that: • People see the difference between 'fake news' and news as one of degree rather than a clear distinction; • When asked to provide examples of 'fake...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Jounalism Publisher's website
Series:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Factsheets
Journal:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Jounalism Journal website
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2017-10-24
Source identifiers:
855397
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:855397
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uuid:6eff4d14-bc72-404d-b78a-4c2573459ab8
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pubs:855397
Deposit date:
2018-06-05

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