Zuckerberg fires back against allegations of FB impact on US election

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is firing back against accusations that fake stories on the site influenced the US presidential election.

But he’s also vowing to take action after fake stories with headlines like “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead” were posted on Facebook.

A study by BuzzFeed shows top left-wing sites published false or misleading stories about 19 per cent of the time, while top right-wing conservative sites published almost twice as many.

Critics say the viral hoaxes could have influenced the election.

The Canadian Press

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