Study on media usage: the World of Salvation

German online users hardly worry about fake news: the 34;D igital news report 34; The Reuters Institute has some media debate in this country.

Study on media usage: the World of Salvation
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    The German Haltenihre Networld for halfway salvation: This is a very schlechteNachricht, at least for people in latent alarm mood. An international comparison, a relatively few deutscheOnlinenutzer, for example, are concerned that y could come across net on free ErfundeneNachrichten. This is one of results of Derdiesjährigen edition of ReutersInstitute Digital News report of University of Oxford. According to this, only 37Prozent of German users may lancierterFalschmeldungen serious thoughts on Internet, while comparative figures for example are significantly higher for Americans (64 percent) and Brazilians (85Prozent).

    Eir or are more carefree than one would assume, or more trustworthy – or a majority of m appreciates hierzulandevergleichsweisely straightforward problem of fake-news simply realistically. Influencing campaigns with false news, after US election campaign 2016 were also feared for Bundestag election campaign last year, did not seem to have taken place to a greater extent and no significant Wirkungerzielt.

    "There is a significant imbalance between alarmist species, wieMedien about fake news reports or politicians talking about it – and reality," says Nic Newman, main author of Reuters study presented on Thursday, compared with time OLINE. "Aspects people in Germany are comparatively seldom völligfrei invented news," says Newman. "They eherSorgen that coverage of traditional media could be tendentious or flawed."

    Less News from Facebook

    The authors of DerReuters study, which is one of most comprehensive in World Nutzungdigitaler Media, attribute pronounced fear of fake newsin USA and Brazil to fact that re are two factors Zusammenfallen: The political debate is extremely polarized Undzugleich use of social networks is very high – and re, on social media, you are most likely to encounter false messages.

    Germans, on or hand, are comparatively little in social Netzwerkenunterwegs, and only a few are looking for news: only 24Prozent of respondents in Germany for study asked to inform mselves on Facebook Auchüber current day events. In US were es39 percent, in Europe in Greece and Hungary with each 60Prozent highest values for news consumption were measured via Facebook, worldwide with 64 percent in Malaysia. Japanese are looking for news on Facebook Amwenigsten, re are only nine percent derOnlinenutzer. For this year's edition of Digital news report, about 74,000 people in 37 countries were interviewed online, 2,038 of which in Germany; There were also focus group surveys.

    "In MeistenLändern, importance of Facebook as a news source has clearly decreased in difficulties a year and a half," says Newman. Sogaben at Reuters study two years ago, 42 percent DerBefragten to use this worldwide mitgliederstärksteSocial media platform to inform mselves, 2018sind only 36 percent. The dwell time of users on Facebookaber has changed only imperceptibly since 2015, Zugleichbeobachtet Newman vonMenschen a distinctly declining willingness to discuss politics on Facebook. "One as regards for this shift seems to be that Facebook AlsNetzwerk has almost become too big: people shy away from sichangesichts ir many Facebook friends to debate about ernsthafteDinge re," says Newman. Such discussions Verlagertensich in Messengerdienste like WhatsApp, where people with ihrenengeren friends also talked about politics in groups.

    The fact that Facebookmittlerweile is used less frequently as a news supplier could also be related to Dendiversen revelations and scandals that plague Plattformseit US 2016 campaign. Presumably this is not derwesentliche reason, but conscious change that Facebookzuletzt has made to its own algorithms: Nutzernwerden today alsfrüher shown far fewer links from news pages.

    Updated Date: 16 June 2018, 12:02

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