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

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.
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Mainstream news storiesFake news stories
Feb - Apr123
May - Jul93
Aug - election day79
Mainstream news storiesFake news stories
Feb - Apr123
May - Jul93
Aug - election day79

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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.
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February 2017
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February to November 2016
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