Just Because It's Trending Doesn't Mean It's True

Polls Open in U.S. Presidential Election 2016

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:00:00 Z)


Polls have just opened on the East Coast for what promises to be a very exciting day for at least one presidential campaign. We here at LeadStories plan to keep you updated during the day and night with news about the most trending stories about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the election in general.

Right now it looks like both candidates are more or less tied in our Live Social Media Attention Chart, which will automatically be updated every half hour or so.


(Situation at the start of polling)

Don't forget to check out our pages about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which will be automatically updated with the most trending stories about them as they day goes on, thanks to our Trendolizer™ engine..

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

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Lead Stories uses the Trendolizer™ engine to detect the most trending stories from known fake news, satire and prank websites and tries to debunk them as fast as possible. Read more about how we work and how we select stories to check here.

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