Aim: It has been found that fake news shared in the run-up to the 2016 United States presidential election was heavily biased in favour of Donald Trump, the current president of that country. Hence, the aim of this research is to explore how Donald Trump used fake news during the 2016 presidential campaign and to what extent it contributed to his election victory.
Key Source: Allcott, H., and Gentzkow, M., (2017), ‘Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election,’ Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31 (2), pp.211-236


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