Fake news



Findings

Figure 1: Table of how embarrassed different genders are about sharing fake news.

In my database analysis (left) of the questionnaire results, I have found that females have an average embarrassment of 6.3 out of 10, where males have a 5.3, and those who chose not to state their genders, had a 6.3 as well.

In my database analysis of the questionnaire results which is presented in the table (right), it has been concluded that females have an average embarrassment of 6.3 out of 10, where men have a 5.3, and those who chose not to state their genders, had a 6.3 as well. With this it is clear to see that more females who participated in the research were more embarrassed than the males when it came to sharing fake news.

Graph 1: Graph of how many people have been embarrassed after having shared fake news: with different genders.

Graph 2: Graph of how many people in different genders have encountered fake news.

From what can be seen in the diagram (left), it is clear that majority of the people involved in the research have encountered fake news of some sort, whether it be fake news articles, broadcast messages, pictures, etc . Take note that this was based on research conducted by a total of 41 people who vary in both race and gender. Were more people involved in the research when it was conducted, the result could have bee fairly different.

Based on the result of the diagram (right), it can be seen that majority of the people will be more cautious in the future when it comes to sharing fake news and falling for it as well - though some claim to always have been. A very small percentage of people will not be cautious when it comes to fake news, and the remaining people just do not care about verifying news before sharing them to others, which contributes to the fact that fake news continues to spread.

Graph 3: Diagram showing how many people will be cautious about reading or sharing news that might be fake.