ThinkProgress: A dangerous piece of fake news is spreading like wildfire on Facebook

ThinkProgress: A dangerous piece of fake news is spreading like wildfire on Facebook. “A study from NewsWhip found earlier this week that one of the top four stories with the most engagement since Facebook’s change belonged to YourNewsWire, a notorious fake news factory. The story, which claimed that an unnamed ‘CDC doctor’ said the flu vaccine was ‘causing [the] deadly flu outbreak,’ had at the time generated more overall engagements than any story from outlets like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, CNN, NPR, or even Fox News. (The YourNewsWire story has since fallen a few slots.) At last check, the YourNewsWire story had nearly a half-million total Facebook engagements. “