Fake news got more engagement than real news on Facebook in 2020, study says

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The Independent—According to new research, posts of misinformation received six times as many likes, shares, and interactions as legitimate news articles

Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says. News publishers on Facebook that trafficked in misinformation in the months preceding and immediately following the 2020 election got six times the number of likes and shares as pages that publish factual news, according to a forthcoming peer-reviewed study by New York University and the Université Grenoble Alpes.