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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. 

The Real Life Consequences of 'Fake News'

'Beyond Fake News'- 10 Types of Misleading News

Beyond Fake News, 10 Types of Misleading News



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