Fake news

Fake news
Follow RT for details on ‘fake news’, which is a term describing a category of propaganda or yellow journalism. The term ‘fake news’ usually refers to information created to deliberately misinform and confuse people via different types of news outlets or social media – broadcast, print, or online. Fake news is often intended to damage the image of a person, entity, or organization, though it can also be the result of low quality content. Sometimes information is misrepresented by clickbait headlines, irrelevant media, or there is not enough fact checking by the journalists, editors, or incorrect statements are made by officials, in which case fake news can be taken to be true. Find information on the spreading of fake news, which is mostly distributed across social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on, but is also common in the mainstream media. Also check out RT.com for news on these and other social media platforms, and posts and tweets of well-known people. Get the news and information on the broadening of the meaning of the term ‘fake news’ by US President Donald Trump, who often interprets it as malevolent news about himself. Different media sources tend to accuse each other of providing fake news, making it look like a media war of the 21st century.