Fake stories outperformed real political news over the election’s final months

As the election season came to an end the fake news sources were just getting started. During the final three months of the US Presidential campaign, viral fake news sites crushed the real thing in terms of Facebook engagement. According to reporting from BuzzFeed News, the 20 top-performing fake election stories — those coming from hoax sites and hyperpartisan blogs — generated more than 8.7-million engagements. That’s shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook, for those keeping score at home. During the same period, the 20 best-performing election stories from legitimate media outlets…

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Tim McGraw considering political career

Country star Tim McGraw said he is not ruling out a political career when his singing days are done. The 49-year-old “Live Like You Were Dying” star, who is married to Faith Hill, has previously spoken about his interest in running for office after his children have all grown up – and he is still open to the idea, reported Contactmusic. McGraw said his political desires stem from the opportunities he has been afforded in the US. “I’ve been fortunate in my career and I probably wouldn’t have been able…

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