Fake news- only 34% DISTRUST what they read on Facebook more than on other media

February 6, 2019

The Times (UK) reported on 5th Feb 2019 that “Associated Press and Snopes, two of Facebook’s biggest fact-checking partners, have stopped working with the social media giant in a blow to its attempts to combat fake news.


MOBOPINIONS decided to check out public opinion and see if people trusted what they read on Facebook. We asked 1449 American’s “Do you trust the news that you see on social media?” The result showed that they do with only 34% saying they trusted it less than other media.
  • Men were the most cautious the 41% trusting it less than other media, compared to only 29% of women.
  • Those aged 15-24 years old believed what the read on Facebook the most, with only 23% trusting it less than other media, compared with 30% of 25-44’s and 41% of the 45-54’s.
  • Politically 39% of Democrat voters trusted Facebook less compared to 32% of republicans.


MOBOPINIONS has established a reputation for accessing the opinions of mobile users who do not typically answer surveys. They use a unique technology that is based around a proprietary mobile survey research platform, that reaches over 1.8 billion monthly respondents, in 190 countries, within thousands of existing apps on smartphones and tablets. The platform enables survey researchers and brands to gain the opinions of their mobile audiences accurately, quickly, and efficiently, through a cost effective manner, that uses existing app based data.