SMM Report Fake News

Institute for Governance, Policies & Politics (IGPP) in collaboration with Social Media Matters

A survey was conducted on COVID-19 and Fake News in the month of May 2020 by IGPP & SMM. A total of 3752 questionnaire were filled in English and Hindi medium across India. Most of the respondents were from Delhi (15.09%), Uttar Pradesh (9.54%), and Maharashtra (9.04%) followed by Rajasthan (7.76%), Tamil Nadu (6.16%), Haryana (5.52%), and also significant participation were from Kerala (4.74%), West Bengal (4.61%), Madhya Pradesh (3.94%), and Karnataka (3.84%). The largest age-group of this survey lies among 18 to 25 (2766 respondents) followed by the age-group 25 to 35 having 565 respondents. In terms of gender composition, it has 55.92% male and 44% female along with the very few i.e. 0.08% beyond the gender binary (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 and Table 1).