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Fake news has been spreading on Twitter ahead of France’s presidential election, according to a new study from Oxford University, though French users are generally sharing more high-quality information than Americans did ahead of the US election. The study’s findings, together with a separate report released earlier this week, come amid concerns that Russia may be seeking to meddle in upcoming European elections as it did in the US last year.

The study from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), as first reported by Reuters, found that “junk news” reports accounted for 25 percent of all political links shared on Twitter in France, based on an analysis of more than 840,000 tweets posted during a week in March. The study defined junk…

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