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YouTube Users in S. Korea Consider Fake News Most Serious Problem

Write: 2021-02-23 11:58:38Update: 2021-02-23 13:19:28

YouTube Users in S. Korea Consider Fake News Most Serious Problem

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A majority of YouTube users in South Korea consider dissemination of fake news as the most serious social problem posed by the video-sharing platform.

According to the Korea Press Foundation on Tuesday, a recent survey of one-thousand users has found that 87 percent of respondents cited fake news dissemination as a "very serious" social problem caused by YouTube.

Another eleven-point-one percent cited fake news as a "slightly serious" problem.

Eighty-two-point-seven percent cited the exploitation of vulnerable groups, including children and the disabled as a "very serious" problem, while 74 percent cited abuse of famous people and cases.

The online survey conducted between February 3 and 9 had a confidence level of 95 percent with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Meanwhile, mobile app research company Wiseapp said 40-point-41 million people in the country accessed the YouTube app last month, with an average user spending 59-point-two minutes a day.

Teenagers spent the longest at more than one-and-a-half hours a day, followed by those in their 20s, and those in their 30s.

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