You can argue with the analysis in the Washington Post's story about Trump corruption, of course, but at least it discussed real events - like Trump's donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who dropped an investigation of Trump University shortly afterward.
According to the site, false clickbait articles dominated views and shares on the social networking site in the last three months before President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday, November 8.
Facebook was accused of supposedly having an huge influence over Donald Trump's presidential election victory, because of "fake stories" posted on users feed.
Horner admits to writing fake (he calls them satire) stories about Trump a number of times during the campaign.
Both Facebook and Google have announced they will no longer allow fake news sites to use their ad selling services.
Asked why fake stories like his go viral so quickly: "Honestly, people are definitely dumber".
Before the elections, Obama said that people have started to believe "crazy stuff" and "outright lies" just because they have seen it on social media, adding that the dissemination of fake news online has created "a dust cloud of nonsense". Nobody fact-checks anything anymore - I mean, that's how Trump got elected. "It's real scary. I've never seen anything like it", he tells The Post. And that feels [bad]. "We believe in giving people a voice, which means erring on the side of letting people share what they want whenever possible".
The News Feed at Facebook has evolved from the early days of being about sharing personal tidbits with friends or family to becoming a platform for important news.
Part of the reason these fake stories were able to gain so much traction is that Americans became more skeptical of the objectivity of mainstream media as the presidential campaign marched toward election day.
"I hate Trump", he declared. "I thought I was messing with the campaign, maybe I wasn't messing them up as much as I wanted - but I never thought he'd actually get elected".