U.S. presidential campaign: mainstream and fake news Facebook engagement 2016

This statistic displays the Facebook engagement for the top 20 mainstream and fake election stories of the the U.S. presidential election campaign 2016, sorted by number of actions. From February to April 2016, mainstream news stories generated 12 million actions on the social platform, compared to 3 million actions through fake news. From August to Election Day, fake news generated 9 million Facebook actions.

Facebook engagement for top 20 mainstream and fake election stories of the the U.S. presidential election campaign in 2016, by number of actions

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Release date

February 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

February to November 2016

Special properties

shares, reactions, comments

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