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False Info On Facebook Is 3 Times Higher Now Than It Was In 2016

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Engagement on Facebook posts from misleading websites has spiked by 242 percent.
These numbers come from 3Q of 2016 to 3Q of 2020, according to Business Insider.
10 outlets, known as "False Content Producers" or "Manipulators," are responsible for 62% of interactions.
Facebook in the past has been slammed for inadequately handling the spread of misinformation.
Facebook's attempts to moderate misinformation come into focus ahead of the US presidential election.
Stopping the spread of misinformation is crucial to the integrity of daily life.

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