Study Finds That Twitter Still Has a Major Fake News Problem

80% of accounts that spread disinformation during 2016 election are still tweeting away

Researchers analyzed more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 accounts. Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of Twitter accounts that amplified fake news and disinformation in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election are still active on the site, tweeting about other fake news and conspiracies more than a million times every day, according to a report released Thursday by the Knight Foundation.

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@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.