Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
mccbannerMiddlesex Community College Home PageCurrent StudentsFuture StudentsPrograms & CoursesTuition & AidWorkforce & Training” title=AlumniLibraryMy MCCApplyRegistrationDirectoryGive to MCCAboutContact Us

Fake News, Real News: What is Fake News?

What is Fake News?

'Fake News' is a term that has can mean different things to different people. We define "fake news" as news stories that are false or misleading, without verifiable or accurate facts, quotes, or sources. There are several different types of "fake news", including misinformation and disinformation.

Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is spread regardless of the intent to mislead. 

Disinformation is false or misleading information that is spread deliberately with the intent to deceive. 

In the article below, the author discusses additional fake news related terms and it's history. 

'Beyond Fake News'- 10 Types of Misleading News

Beyond Fake News, 10 Types of Misleading News



Bedford Campus Lowell Campus Accessibility Policy Statement Affirmative Action Statement Privacy Policy Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram Linkedin Academic Calendar Alumni Community Current Students Directions & Maps Donors Employers Faculty & Staff Employment Library MiddleNet News & Events Parents & Family Prospective Students Disclosure Information Accreditation Web Policy Transportation Directions Contact/Request Information Feedback