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Facts Matter: Solving the Problem of Fake News: What is Fake News?

What is Fake News?

Let's begin by defining some terms:

Misinformation: False information, regardless of whether or not it is intended to mislead or deceive people.

Disinformation: False information that is spread with the specific intent of misleading or deceiving people.

Fake news: False news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.

(Definitions are all from Dictionary.com)

 

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