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PostSubject: A new study kills the notion that fake news swung the US election to Trump   Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:44 pm

In the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election, the proliferation of “fake news” got a lot attention. The phenomenon received substantial coverage from [url=https://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/?action=click&contentCollection®ion=TopBar&WT.nav=searchWidget&module=SearchSubmit&pgtype=Homepage#/fake news]very real news organizations[/url], and some observers went so far as to blame Democrat Hillary Clinton’s loss to US president Donald Trump on these false stories that went viral on Facebook. Clinton herself called fake news an “epidemic.”
But it appears the impact of fake news has been exaggerated.
That’s at least according to a new study (pdf) from economists at Stanford University and New York University, which debunks the notion that fake news absorbed via Facebook was a decisive factor in the 2016 election. (The researchers focused on Facebook traffic because it dwarfs all other sources of fake news by “order of magnitude.”)



https://qz.com/896758/a-new-study-kills-the-notion-that-fake-news-swung-the-us-election-to-trump/?google_editors_picks=true


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