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Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Viewed Over 2.4 Million Times... Per Hour

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:08:31 Z)

The trailer for the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) was released a few hours ago. At Lead Stories we have been tracking the number of views it has racked up since it came out, and the results are impressive:

At the time this article was published the view counter already left the six million mark behind, with an impressive peak of 2.4 million views per hour about five hours after it came out, coinciding with morning in most of Europe. The chart in this article will keep updating automatically every hour, it will be interesting to see what happens when dawn breaks in the United States!

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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.

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