Among the many, many bad things to come out of this election cycle, one that seems to be lingering with a particularly bad odor is the fake news industry. A whole army of websites have risen up to farm completely false headlines for advertising revenue, and Facebook is facilitating the whole thing.
Even a week after the election, some of Facebook’s most-shared stories are brand-new and completely untrue stories. Ever curious about the kind of crap that people share? Now you can bear witness yourself. All of these stories have been trending on Facebook in the last 24 hours, and all have more than 10,000 shares — and some have far, far more than that.