US Election 2020

The phrase “fake news” took shape in mid-2016 during Donald Trump’s run to the presidency and essentially morphed into an angry political slur during Trump’s first term. (Shutterstock/File Photos)

‘Fake news’ flourished on Facebook during 2020 US presidential election: study

  • Misinformation posts on the social media platform were clicked on six times more often than traditional news sources
  • Study was conducted by New York University and Université Grenoble Alpes in France as it focused on Facebook user behavior
By Arab News ·