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This informal vote is representative of 2 years of HWTR activity. Each class ranks the headlines and the 5th headline, "FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide," as the most believable and the one people thought they saw the most. Why and how does this happen?
A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times.