This is what fake news actually looks like — we ranked 11 election stories that went viral on Facebook


The US election served as a breeding ground for fake news, which reportedly sometimes outperformed real news on Facebook.

Using data from Buzzsumo, we ranked 11 of the most ridiculous fake stories based on "Facebook engagements" — a combination of shares, likes, and comments. Some of them were seen by more than 2.2 million people.

We also found out where these fabricated stories originated from, using snopes.coma fact-checking website.



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