Facebook was the most commonly cited source of fake news, followed by Twitter
The survey also showed that one-third (35%) pointed to the US as the country most responsible for disruptive effect of fake news
a new survey of internet users globally, social media companies emerged as leading source of user distrust in the internet, surpassed only by cybercriminals, and with 75% of those surveyed citing Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms contributing to their lack of trust.
These and other findings were released on Tuesday as part of the 2019 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in partnership with the Internet Society
(ISOC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Facebookj was the most commonly cited source of fake news, with 77% of Facebook users globally saying they witnessed fake news on the site, followed by 62% of Twitter users and 74% of other social media users. About 10% of Twitter users said they closed their accounts in the past year as a direct result of fake news, while 9% of Facebook users reported doing the same