Fake News by the Numbers
Within recent years, and especially during the 2016 Presidential Election, “fake news” has come to dominate the airwaves. Whether it was the circulation of demonstrably false reports or coverage of this critical thinking epidemic, everywhere you turned, you were hearing about the next story that could or could not turn out to actually be true. As one might expect, the heavy use of social media and networking that has become commonplace in day-to-day life compounded this issue heavily, with completely fabricated articles being shared across social channels by everyday people regardless of the source. In this infographic, we’ve gathered statistics and survey results on how the public has received, perceived, and responded to fake news they’ve come to encounter in their daily lives.