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Fake News and the 2016 Election

Although the internet and social media enable people to quickly access and share information, this abundance of information can also make the process of separating fact from fiction quite the challenge. The 2016 Presidential Election Campaign is noteworthy not only for the intensity of the campaigns, but also for the proliferation of fake news stories.  The charts below demonstrate the most viewed fake news stories of 2016, as well as the percentage of people who believed them to be true.

Fake News and the 2016 Election

Percentage of Americans Duped by Fake News Stories

Perceived Accuracy of Fake News Stories

Online Sharing of Fake News Stories