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The way a hyper-local news article went viral on Facebook shows that even legitimate news has the potential to mislead readers on social media

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation article about a tiny Canadian province got nearly 6 million interactions on Facebook, despite being about a hyper-local issue.
It's a case study in how even legitimate news can spread and potentially mislead readers.
A journalist who spotted the article's rise said the incident is part of a broader disinformation landscape on Facebook.
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