Facebook Says the Reach of Fake News Operations During the 2016 Election Was ‘Statistically Very Small’

'The reach of the content shared by false amplifiers was marginal compared to the overall volume of civic content shared during the U.S. election'

Facebook’s efforts to keep its user base informed about the steps it is taking to combat fake news now include a look at the news period that brought the issue to the forefront in the first place: the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

@9Number9 david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.