'I Think Donald Trump Won Because of Me'

Buzzfeed News says during the last three months of the Presidential campaign of the top 20 FAKE election-related articles on Facebook. all but three were all anti-Clinton or pro-Trump.

According to the Washington Post, he makes a staggering $10,000 per month from Google's AdSense alone.

Facebook was sharply criticized during the last days of the U.S. presidential election for hosting false news stories that were widely shared on the platform.

But a few days later in a post, he acknowledged Facebook has begun to look into ways for the online community to flag hoaxes and fake news. Why did something like your story about Obama invalidating the election results (almost 250,000 Facebook shares, as of this writing) go so viral?

Horner contends that people "are definitely dumber" and take what they see on the internet at face value.

It's hard to quantify just how many Americans voted for Trump explicitly because of fake news. In a previous speech, Obama said that the repetition of these attacks and "outright lies" on Facebook will cause people to actually start believing them.

I really don't think that stupid people are to blame. Sen.

Horner has previously said about his audience, "The people who clicked ads the most, like it's the cure for cancer, is right-wing Republicans". Before the USA election, teens in Macedonia were duping political followers in the US with several fake news websites, and they made a lot of money from advertisement.

In the Post interview, Horner took credit for the fake news item about the protester being paid $3,500. He was wrong. Again, he is quoted by the Post: "His followers don't fact-check anything - they'll post everything, believe anything". But Trump supporters - they just keep running with it!

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

When asked about efforts to limit fake news, Horner is glad Google and Facebook might get rid of the "just total BS sites". "I didn't even think about it". Meanwhile, Facebook released new language for its ad policies that govern third-party mobile apps and sites: "We do not integrate or display ads in apps or sites containing content that is illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes fake news", the company said. We have become a nation that only wants to embrace information that agrees with our world view, rather than getting information from multiple points of view and trying to form an opinion based on those positions.

Talking about the statistics, the top 20 fake stories that circulated on the social networking site were shared by 8,711,000 times, including likes, comments and other reactions.

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