Fake news is a problem.
I have no idea where some of the nonsense I heard about Hillary Clinton came from or why the people I heard saying it believed it, but they did. I felt like half the people around me had been sprayed with something that scrambled their thought processes.
Because of hearing so much of it, I was not as surprised as many people that Trump won.
You are fortunate to have avoided conversations with people reciting fake news as though their lives depended on it