“Fake news” is a term that has come to mean different things to different people. However, one thing is certain: fake news is NOT news that you disagree with!
We define “fake news” as news stories that are false, i.e., the stories are fabricated, with no verifiable facts, sources, or quotes. Sometimes these stories may be propaganda items that are intentionally designed to mislead the reader, or that may be designed as “clickbait” written for economic incentives (such as when the writer profits on the number of people who click on the story). In recent years, fake news stories have proliferated via social media, in part because they are so easily and quickly shared online. (Adapted from University of Michigan Library)
Adapted and extended based on the definitions used by Melissa Zimdars' Open Sources project.