Fake news

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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 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Murphy, Jennifer. "Library Guides: Evaluating Information: Fake news in the 2016 US Elections". libraryguides.vu.edu.au. Retrieved 2018-08-12.