--Information written and published that is incomplete, manipulated, or entirely untrue, with the intent to mislead or misinform the targeted audience.
PBSideachannel. “How NOT To Spot Fake News.” YouTube, 23 Feb. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCsp31lSQ2A.
Satire: A humorous imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing for the purpose of ridicule.
Fake News Sites: Misleading sites that may, at a glance, look legitimate but instead provides fragmented or false information. These sites generate revenue from the ads you see on the page.
Clickbait and Hoaxes: Contain a mix of truth and made-up details to create an emotional response, typically anger or fear. These stories contain eye-catching, outrageous headlines in all capital letters. They are unreliable and most commonly spread through social media.
Make sure to hold a skeptical mind in all elements of a story. In fake news, photos can often be edited to fit the story. In the picture below, the flowers are doctored to look as though they grew that way in Fukushima, Japan.