Fake News





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Graph 1: What area in South-Africa do you think Fake News impacts the most? From my questionnaire results it is clear that most respondents think fake news impacts Politics the most, then the Entertainment business, then our countries Health businesses, and lastly the security of our country.

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Graph 2: Have you ever had a conversation with your friends about fake News? From the questionnaire results we see that there is a close finding between respondents who do talk about Fake news with their friends and respondents who don't talk about Fake News with their friends. 29 Respondents do talk about it and 23 respondents don't.

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Graph 3: How many times in the past year have you come across Fake News? From my questionnaire results I discovered that the most common rating for people to come across Fake news in the past year is only 3 times per year. However, the sample size was too small to make any significant findings.

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Graph 4: Do you feel Fake News has an impact on your perception on politics? Here it is clear that most respondents do understand what the impact of fake news is on their perception on politics. 46 Respondents said that they do understand this and only 6 respondents said they do not know.

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Graph 5: Do you Fact-check news before you share it with your friends? From the questionnaire results we can see that more people do not fact-check news before they share it with their friends. Although many respondents do fact-check news before they share.

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Graph 6: Do you know what Fact-Checking is? From my questionnaire results it is clear that 75% of the respondents do know what fact-checking is and 25% of the respondents don't know what fact-checking is.

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Graph 7: On a scale from 1-5, how easy is it for you to determine if news is fake or true where 1 is "Very Hard" and 5 is "Very Easy". From my questionnaire results it is clear that males find it easier to spot fake news than females. The average for males is 3.2 and for females is 2.9. However, the sample size was too small to make any significant findings.


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