New Report Shows 65% of Europeans Believe Intentionally Sharing Fake News Should Be a Crime

The Trusted Web Foundation has released the findings from its new State of Misinformation in Europe 2021 Report. 

The findings are based on an online survey of 1,000 Europeans who were surveyed on Dec. 10, 2020, using the platform The objective of the survey was to understand how the problem of misinformation impacts people’s lives, their feelings towards how the problem is being addressed today, and how they see the problem evolving in the future. 
Commenting on the findings, Sebastiaan van der Lans, Chairman of the Trusted Web Foundation, said, “The findings confirmed our belief that fake information online is a major problem that Europeans are very concerned about. We need policymakers to step in and solve this problem.” 
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To view a full copy of the State of Misinformation in Europe 2021 Report, please click HERE. 
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Source: The Trusted Web