Alayna Treene Apr 20, 2017
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Fake news hits France

Christophe Ena / AP

Nearly 1 in 4 links shared by social media users in France in the days leading up to elections contained fake news, according to a new study published by U.K.-based firm Bakamo on Wednesday.

Winners: Much of it favored anti-E.U. candidates — both on the far right and far left — and revealed hints of Russian influence.

This sounds familiar: The trend exhibits the powerful role that fake news can play on public opinion ahead of elections, and harkens back to Russian meddling in the US election.