Facebook engagements for the top 20 election stories in the United States in 2016, by authenticity
(in millions)
Facebook engagement for top real and fake election stories in the U.S. 2016
The statistic presents the total Facebook engagements for the top 20 election stories in the United States in 2016, by authenticity. According to the source, there were a total of 8.7 million Facebook engagements for fake news stories about the election, in comparison to 7.3 million engagements for mainstream news stories.
Facebook engagements for the top 20 election stories in the United States in 2016, by authenticity
(in millions)
Number of Facebook engagements in millions
Mainstream news7.3
Fake news8.7
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Sources

Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 2016 to Election Day (November 8, 2016)

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total number of shares, reactions and comments for a piece of content on Facebook

Facebook engagement for top real and fake election stories in the U.S. 2016
The statistic presents the total Facebook engagements for the top 20 election stories in the United States in 2016, by authenticity. According to the source, there were a total of 8.7 million Facebook engagements for fake news stories about the election, in comparison to 7.3 million engagements for mainstream news stories.
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