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Knight study: Twitter still awash in fake news accounts

Logo of the Twitter and Facebook are seen through magnifier on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. Broker's survey shows Twitter losing share to faster growing competitors such as Facebook's Instagram and Snapchat, despite co's multiple product and partnership launches this year, analysts write in note. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic - GF10000268361

More than 80 percent of accounts that repeatedly spread misinformation during the 2016 election campaign are still active, and they continue to publish more than one million tweets on a typical day, according to a study commissioned by The Knight Foundation released this week.

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