What's the difference between 'fake news' and 'false news'?



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Fake news is a term which has two different definitions:

  • Intentionally misleading stories published by bogus news organisations with a view to selling online advertising or manipulating public opinion.
  • News stories by legitimate news organisations with which someone - notably President Trump - disagrees.

"False news" is a new term introduced by Facebook as its preferred terminology for the kind of intentionally misleading stories which are spread on its site.

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