Fake news

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Trump using the phrase

Fake news (also known as junk news, pseudo-news, alternative facts or hoax news)[1][2] is a form of news made up of misinformation or hoaxes spread through large news media (print and broadcast) or online social media.[3] In some cases, these fake news were spread on purpose.[4]

The term has been used and made popular by American President Donald Trump.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bartolotta, Devin (9 December 2016), "Hillary Clinton Warns About Hoax News On Social Media", WJZ-TV, retrieved 11 December 2016
  2. Wemple, Erik (8 December 2016), "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says people don't want 'hoax' news. Really?", The Washington Post, retrieved 11 December 2016
  3. Tufekci, Zeynep (January 16, 2018). "It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech". Wired.
  4. Leonhardt, David; Thompson, Stuart A. (June 23, 2017). "Trump's Lies". New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  5. Murphy, Jennifer. "Library Guides: Evaluating Information: Fake news in the 2016 US Elections". libraryguides.vu.edu.au. Retrieved 2018-08-12.