fake news

fake news

1. Fabricated news reports presented as authentic. As they aim to drive web traffic to the providing website, they often have provocative headlines. That story is clearly fake news, spreading lies in support of a thinly-veiled political agenda.
2. By extension, any news report that one judges to be biased or inaccurate. That article came from a legitimate site, so you can't just dismiss it as fake news.
See also: fake, news
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The debates on whether or not to hold public servants liable for disseminating fake news floated anew at the resumption of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media's inquiry into the proliferation of misinformation online Thursday, when Poe, committee chairman, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque figured in a disagreement.
By AGGREY MUTAMBObrThe government has condemned the fake news circulating on social media about the health of former President Daniel Moi.
Almost five in ten Cypriots say they come across fake news every day or almost every day, while more than seven in ten say they can identify this type of disinformation.
Fake news first started picking up steam in late 2016, during the US elections.
Summary: Some propaganda agencies are using the credible name of Khaleej Times to propagate fake news.
Dimitar Chobanov from the University of National and World Economy took note of the effect of fake news on the economy.
Yung mga fake news talaga, kilala ko kayo,' said the comedian.
elections in 2016, researchers noticed that although fake news managed to reach a huge percentage of Americans, true news was always present in their reading.
Computer scientist Sherif Saad says fake news is a major international problem that is continuing to grow, but help is one the way.
About 1,500 communication officers and media practitioners will gather in a summit that seeks to promote responsible information sharing amid the proliferation of fake news.
He also is advising a global competition that pits computer wizards from the United States to China against each other to use artificial intelligence to combat fake news.
Summary: Pinarayi Vijayan condemns fake news about Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
To our knowledge, there have been no empirical studies that have systematically assessed the extent to which believing fake news stories influenced voting decisions in 2016.
They are subjected to no scrutiny by the fake news detractors of their opponents.
The PPP chairman refuted the reports of MNA Faryal Talpur contesting Senate election, saying it was a perfect example of fake news.