By Tom Ozimek Former President Donald Trump’s social media company has sued Jeff Bezos-owned The Washington Post for defamation and is seeking $3.78 billion in damages over an article that allegedly harmed Trump’s company’s reputation and caused “enormous loss.” The lawsuit was filed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which owns the social media […]
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Fake news (also known as junk news, pseudo-news, or hoax news) is a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media. Digital news has brought back and increased the usage of fake news, or yellow journalism. The news is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well.
Fake news is written and published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership. Similarly, click bait stories and headlines earn advertising revenue from this activity.