"Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word." (Drobnic Holan 2016).
It is disinformation, designed to fool readers, often for financial or political gain (Annett 2017).
FactCheck. (2016, December 8). How to Spot Fake News - FactCheck.org [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/AkwWcHekMdo
TED-Ed. (2015, August 27). How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/cSKGa_7XJkg