The survey report found that the influence of people's perception of fake news is in line with the third-person effect, which means that the media's influence on others is greater than the influence on themselves. A whopping 94.1% of the people believe that others are easily influenced by fake news, but only 42.9% of the people think that they are easily influenced by fake news.
After cross-analysis of the two data, it was phone database concluded that more than half of the public (about 58%) believed that others were easily affected by fake news, but they would not be affected. After receiving fake news, there are four main ways that the public may check: discussing with relatives and friends, listening to professional judgment, using fact-checking mechanisms, and consulting relevant books or materials. According to the survey, more than half of the public use each inspection method, and the two with the highest proportions are discussing with relatives and friends and listening to professional judgment, accounting for 67.1% and 65.2% respectively.
However, 19% of the public have no experience in inspections at all. After further comparing the inspection activities with the education level and age group of the respondents, it is found that the higher the education level, the more frequent inspections are conducted, but the inspection methods used are not very different; There were also no significant differences in the methods of checking used.