I am a senior and I live in Tennessee. An overwhelming number of my family, friends, and me are Republicans. I am not surprised that the fake news that I receive ispredominantly Republican leaning. In fact, I almost never receive fake news reports those who are Democrat leaning. Most of it comes via email with some heavily biased set of statistics or story.
Few of my group use FACEBOOK, including me. So, I never experienced issues in the press which FACEBOOK is receiving about it being a cesspool of fake news. However, with virtually everyone having a FACEBOOK account, these reports are probably an accurate reflection of the population in general and can answer the question “Do Republicans tend to circulate more fake and misleading stories than Democrats?”