Fake news – a new buzz term in a cowardly new world.
Aka acting on headlines.
Fake news – designed to deceive.
Real news is factual reporting; opinions are checked.
Facts do not depend on authority or consensus.
Fake news is not limited to social media. Both the current US President and the President-elect have spread fake news. In my experience, so have CNN, Sky News, and BBC World News. The President saying, “97% of scientists agree…” is fake news (they do not); CNN or someone on FB reporting that “The President said that 97% of scientists agree…” is technically not fake news (he did say that) but the spreaders share culpability for propagating the fake news meme.