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Table 1 Breakdown of Facebook dataset

From: The economy of attention in the age of (mis)information

  Total Mainstream news Alternative news Political activism
Distinct users 2,368,555 786,952 1,072,873 1,287,481
Pages 50 8 26 16
Posts 193,255 51,500 92,566 49,189
Likes 23,077,647 4,334,852 7,990,225 10,752,570
Comments 4,395,363 1,719,409 935,527 1,740,427
Likes to Comments 4,731,447 1,710,241 1,146,275 1,874,931
  1. Mainstream News: all the national newspapers present on Facebook. Alternative News: pages which disseminate controversial information, most often lacking supporting evidence and sometimes contradictory of the official news. Political Activism: gathering users to publicly convey discontent against the current political and socio-economic situation.