Spain the best at detecting fake news

LAST UPDATED: 24 May, 2017 @ 14:29

Fake News struggles in Spain
Fake News struggles in Spain

SPANIARDS are among the best in the world at detecting fake news.

In a seven-nation study, it was found that 58% of Spain’s citizens check the veracity of the news reports they read online and in print.

Italians came first with 61% having a nose for fake news while the Germans were the least likely to sniff out a trumped-up story, at 35.3%.

Researchers from Oxford University and Michigan State University questioned 14,000 internet users from Italy, France, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States on how they used traditional and online media.

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