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NMHH: Half of internet users encounter fake news

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According to research by the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH), in 2019 and 2020, about half of Internet users aged 16 and over came across factual but misleading content, typically on social media, writes profitline.hu.

The authority said the more people surf the internet, the more likely they are to stumble upon false news or information they think is untrue.

In 2020, 78% of Internet users said they occasionally check the authenticity of online resources, and 19% always check to see if the information found on the internet is authentic.

Most, some 42% of Internet users, check the links and sources of online articles.

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