Study: More News Lies On Facebook This Year Than In 2016

Zuckerberg and Trump
Zuckerberg and Trump

A new study finds more news lies are spreading on Facebook than in 2016.

“People are engaging more on Facebook today with news outlets that routinely publish misinformation than they did before the 2016 election, according to new research from the German Marshall Fund Digital, the digital arm of the public policy think tank. The organization, which has a data partnership with the start-up NewsGuard and the social media analytics firm NewsWhip, published its findings on Monday.

In total, Facebook likes, comments and shares of articles from news outlets that regularly publish falsehoods and misleading content roughly tripled from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2020, the group found.” [READ MORE]