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Hotline: Listener Thoughts On Fake News

Wednesday on the Morning Shift, we talked about the proliferation of fake news on social media during the election season. Facebook data that shows the fake news stories outperformed real news stories on the social media site from August to Election Day: 8.7 million engagements for fake news and just 7.3 million for real news. 

We hear from listeners about who they think bears more responsibility for the spread of fake news: social media sites or the news consumers themselves?


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