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A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the US 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. Mark Zuckerberg's got to be kidding if he says this is not a huge problem. NPR hunted down the creator of this story and discovered a mini-industry. Full story here

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