As 2016 unfolded, a flood of fake news sought to challenge the influence of traditional media. Often the fake news appeared outlandish doggerel, laden with conspiracy theories, poor grammar and political invective. That did little to stem its influence though, notably in the US election. And often in 2016, the “real” news seemed to challenge probability. Can you discern the difference between fake and real news? Try our quiz to test your judgement. Unfortunately, this interactive quiz does not yet work in the FT web app. Click here to take the quiz on the website.