Fake News Tweets Outnumbered Real Ones Before Election

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Twitter users in swing states got more fake news than real news in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election—and the misinformation helped Donald Trump win, a new study reveals. In all, voters in 27 states—including 11 of the 16 swing states in the election—were inundated with higher concentrations of tweeted links to “content…