Stanford Researchers: Fake News Did NOT Alter Election Results
More Democrat Lies – FAKE NEWS, and Leftist commie Propaganda from the MSM. We ALL know the democrat lie about Fake News was bogus, but do you really know why they are doing it?
One BIG reason that the fake MSM will not report the truth, is that Hillary donors are demanding their money back! YES, they are.
There are a large number of huge super donors that realize they were lied to about Hillary’s polling and they are demanding refunds of their donations.
Of course, Hillary and Bill have already spent all of that money on themselves and can’t give it back. And they never would, even if they could.
So, they began a propaganda campaign with the help of the MSM, to tell the “Great Lie” that Russians and Fake News destroyed her “perfect” campaign.
Why, you might ask, would the MSM participate in the Great Lie? Well, that’s pretty simple. because they were in on the debate and polling rigging, they also have to make the donors look a different direction.
Not only that, but many of those donors are MSM Advertisers! Can you imagine the financial fallout when the donors decide to pull billions in advertising from those media outlets?
As a result, the lie took on a life of it’s own. Now, the truth can be told by Stanford University. While I really don’t expect them to be the savior of the Republic, at least some light has been shed on this fascist propaganda debacle that the democrats have been caught in.
As social media sites like Facebook and Snapchat move to eliminate “fake news” reports from their sites, researchers from Stanford and New York Universities say Americans can be sure of one thing: the phenomenon did not affect the results of the presidential election.
The new study released last month investigated the influence that fake news may have had on President Trump’s victory.
NYU economics professor Hunt Allcott and Stanford economics professor Matthew Gentzkow led the research. The pair ran a series of tests to determine which fake news articles were circulated, how much of it was circulated, and the amount of voters that believed the stories to be true.
Once they gathered an assortment of fake news stories, Gentzkow and Allcott used fact-checking resources in order to verify that these stories were fake. They then conducted a post-election survey that consisted of 1,200 voters.
Participants were asked what their primary or most important source of 2016 election news was. Next, they were presented with a list of true and false news stories, and asked two questions concerning each individual story. The first was whether or not the participant remembered seeing the story. The second question asked whether or not they believed the story.
Although fake news stories in Trumps favor were shared more times (30 million compared to 8 million for Hillary Clinton), the authors of the report had determined that these stories still did not reach enough voters nationwide to change the election results.
“The average American saw and remembered 0.92 pro-Trump fake news stories and 0.23 pro-Clinton fake news stories, with just over half of those who recalled seeing fake news stories believing them,” the authors wrote. But, “for fake news to have changed the outcome of the election, a single fake article would need to have had the same persuasive effect as 36 television campaign ads.”
The observers work also revealed that a majority of voters were capable of accurately deciding whether or not a news story was true. They concluded that an insignificant number of American voters casted their final decision based on false information.
“In summary, our data suggest that social media were not the most important source of election news, and even the most widely circulated fake news stories were seen by only a small fraction of Americans,” the study concludes.
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Well of course it didn’t, we don’t give a rats ass about them, only go to their worthless sites to beat them senseless in the comments section and the ones that have no comments are shredded on blogs that do.They control nothing,America’s patience with snowflakes and the life support system of fake news is over.The country is red,the blue areas had best STFU and or get out of the way as we didn’t behave like mindless single celled organism’s when DUH WON won twice.Did I protest?Why yes I did, I went to work every G D day.
You said it all for me. Thanks
Thanks for your service, Jess.
How about “Hillary has a 92% chance of winning”?Hillary voters (actually non-voters) fell for this fake news story, big time!How can the claim that fake news stories were insignificant be taken seriously?If Hillary wasn’t your gal, rejoice, as most will learn nothing from history.There will be future elections.
Need a link to the study. Here is the pdf version of the paper: https://web.stanford.edu/~gentzkow/research/fakenews.pdf
Journalists, do your work!
Let’s Bankrupt Hollywood! QUIT getting gouged for movie tickets – Watch them at home!
Is this a fake news story