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Fake news

Definition of Fake news

The term Fake news comes from English and when translated into Spanish, it means ‘false news’. These are news articles that are intentionally and verifiably false designed to manipulate people’s perceptions of real facts, events and statements.

It is information presented as news that its disseminator knows to be false based on facts that are demonstrably incorrect. Or on statements of facts or events that demonstrably did not occur.


  1. Fake news
  2. Yellow news
  3. False information

ORIGIN OF Fake news

Although fake news has always been spread throughout history, the term ‘fake news’ was first used in the 1890s, when sensationalist newspaper stories were commonplace. However, the expression has no fixed definition and has been widely applied to any kind of false information. It has also been used by high-profile individuals to refer to any news unfavorable to them.

In addition to this, disinformation involves spreading false data with harmful intent. It is sometimes generated and propagated by disgruntled civilians, especially during the presidential election season. In some definitions, fake news includes satirical articles misrepresented as authentic, and news stories that employ sensational headlines that are not supported by text.


The prevalence of fake news or fake news has increased with the recent rise of social media, especially Facebook news. This misinformation is gradually seeping into the mainstream media. There are several factors involved in the spread of fake news. Such as political polarization, moral rationalism, confirmation bias, cancellation culture and social network algorithms.