Fake news election stories in the U.S. 2016

The statistic presents the most popular fake election stories in the United States in 2016 based on Facebook engagement. The fake news story stating that President Obama had signed a nationwide order banning The Pledge of Allegiance in schools in the United States was shared, reacted to, and commented upon a total of 2.2 million times on Facebook in the three months leading up to the election.

Most popular fake election stories in the United States in 2016, by Facebook engagement*

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Sources

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

In the three months before the election

Supplementary notes

* total number of shares, reactions, and comments

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