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What is Digital Citizenship & Why does it matter?
366Mnew users came online for the first time in 2018.– Global Digital Report 2019, We are Social, 2019 1
166Mmore mobile connections (4.416 billion) in Asia Pacific than there are people (4.250 billion)– Global Digital Report 2018, We are Social, 2019
56%of people surveyed with higher levels of news literacy are more likely to say that the headline is important in deciding if a story is worth their time.– The Impact of Greater News Literacy, Digital News Report, Reuters Institute, 2018 2
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1 New users refer to new internet users on social media in 2018. Refer to Slide 8 of the Global Digital Report 2019 for more details.
2 Measuring News Literacy
To establish a proxy measure of news literacy, Reuters Institute asked respondents three factual questions. Each probed a different dimension of how the news is made. The questions were multiple choice with a single correct answer. Each respondent’s level of news literacy was determined by the number of correct answers they were able to provide. Of course, three questions cannot accurately measure exactly how knowledgeable a person is about an issue as complex and multifaceted as news production. However, they can be used to establish a reliable proxy, and there is a long history of the use of factual questions in survey research to establish knowledge levels among respondents.