Fake news

Fake news, also known as junk news or pseudo-news, is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media. The false information is often caused by reporters paying sources for stories, an unethical practice called checkbook journalism. Digital news has brought back and increased the usage of fake news, or yellow journalism.
News and discussion about fake news, from the 2016 U.S presidential election forward.
  • WILK-FM

    Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered "deepfake" videos as Facebook and other social media services struggle to stop the spread of misinformation and "fake news" while also respecting free speech and fending off allegations of censorship. The somewhat crude video of the Facebook CEO, created as part of an art project and circulated on Facebook-owned Instagram over the past few days, combines news footage of Zuckerberg with phony audio.

  • Fighting Fake Products In The Time Of Fake News
    Forbes

    Fighting Fake Products In The Time Of Fake News

    Feb. 22, 2017 photo, seized counterfeit items, including a fake Nike high heeled shoe, are displayed to be photographed at UK Border Force offices in London. In the past five years, the Border Force, the policing command under Britain's Home Office charged with immigration and customs controls, has seized thousands of consignments at Heathrow alone, valued at around £100 million ($125 million). Fake News has become ingrained in global consciousness, thanks to Donald Trumps' coining of the phrase, yet there is another fake phenomenon growing globally and it's potentially far more dangerous—that of the Fake Product. While the fact that more than 40% of the world's population is now online offers exponential opportunities for online retail, in the shady, often less discussed field of counterfeits and copies, this also extends the opportunities for buying, and selling, fake goods online.