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Facebook in eye of post-election storm, questions its influence

It is accused of helping to spread misinformation, fake news stories that influenced the vote

Mr Zuckerberg has defended Facebook as a place where people can share all opinions.

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LATE last Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election, a private chat sprang up on Facebook among several vice-presidents and executives of the social network.

What role, they asked each other,...

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