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Project Citation: 

Allcott, Hunt, and Gentzkow, Matthew. Fake News in the 2016 Election. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-11-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/E101177V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This database gathers a list of fake news articles circulated in the three months before the 2016 election identified by Snopes, PolitiFact, and BuzzFeed. The titles, URLs, and the number of times that each article was shared on Facebook by early December 2016 are recorded.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms fake news; Facebook shares
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 8/1/2016 – 11/7/2016
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 12/2016 – 12/2016
Universe:  View help for Universe
Fake news articles circulated in the three months before the 2016 election identified by Snopes, PolitiFact, and BuzzFeed.

Methodology

Sampling:  View help for Sampling
Fake news articles circulated in the three months before the 2016 election identified by Snopes, PolitiFact, and BuzzFeed.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation A URL for a piece of fake news

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