55% internet users scared of airing political views: report

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  1. According to the India Digital News Report, published by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 55% of sampled English Internet users in India are concerned that open political expression online could get them into trouble with the authorities.
  2. Respondents have low trust in news overall (36%), however; interestingly express higher levels of trust in news in search (45%) and social media (34%) than in other countries. Further, 57% are worried whether online news they come across is real or fake.