Survey says: Large majority think they see misinformation online every week


Sixty-two percent of respondents across generations think they see false or misleading information online weekly, according to a new study conducted by the Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy initiative MediaWise and international research data and analytics group YouGov, with support from Google.

The research shows Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X feel slightly more confident in their ability to verify a post, image or video than Baby Boomers and the Silent generation. More than half of those under 26 are concerned about their family members being exposed to misinformation.

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