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The Truth About Fake News

After the U.S. election, the small town of Veles, in Macedonia, was identified as the source of a huge number of fake news sites and social media posts and accounts. In December 2016, the BBC and others wrote about how some boys in the town had realized they could earn thousands of dollars by posting clickbait. As the election developed, they found that Trump’s followers were more likely than Hillary’s to click on inflammatory headlines, so…

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