‘Fake news’ didn’t change US election outcome: study


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  • Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

A thumbs up symbol stands at the entrance to the Facebook Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Irish ministers and executives are closely monitoring economic and market developments in the U.K. because the country is Ireland’s largest trading partner along with the U.S. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON: ”Fake news” probably did not change the outcome of the US presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters. 

The study bolsters arguments by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, who has sought to deflect criticism that the huge social network may have been used to fuel the spread of misinformation that impacted the 2016 race. 

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