Fake news: 2 out of 3 Italians are worried about the spread

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The problem of fake news is more and more current and widespread. After two years from the beginning and with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, fake news is, unfortunately, an increasingly relevant issue. On the matter, we record the arrival of aReadly’s survey, Europe’s leading provider of digital newspaper and magazine subscriptions. During the survey, Readly highlighted the perception of Italians regarding artfully created news.

Most Italians feel they are victims of fake news

According to the survey data, 66% of Italians are worried or very worried about the spread of fake news. It should also be noted that 60% of respondents consider themselves victims of fake news on a daily basis. For 62% of the sample there is also the fear that the diffusion of artfully created and not real news is destined to increase over the next three years.

The data collected by the Readly survey for Italy are higher than the European ones. On average, in Europe, only 39% of users say they are worried about fake news and only 44% feel exposed to news of this type on a daily basis. Furthermore, about 25% of Italians say they are ready to purchase paid information content already today. 22% promise to evaluate the expense in case of exposure to fake news.

Italians choose to get information, Readly notes, through TV (28%), newspapers and magazines (23%) and information sites (19%). It should also be noted that 20% of Italians think that the media shape their political values, 18% that they influence passions and interests and 17% that they affect their life values.

Readly’s comment

Marie Sophie Von Bibra, Head of Growth per l’Italia di Readly, declares: “The dissemination of artfully created news has been an ever-present issue during the pandemic, and seems to reach new heights in pre-election periods or when conflicts between economic powers intensify. However, our investigation shows that in general we have become increasingly aware of our personal responsibility to verify the content we receive and the sources of information we rely on ”