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Collins Dictionary: News and Media

collins dictionary: Fake news was even named 2017's word of the year, according to CTV. Defined by Collins dictionary as false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting, fake news is a part of our vocabulary for better or worse. But today U.S. President Donald Trump routinely uses the phrase to knock down media reports he claims to be untrue and media outlets dedicate entire teams to disseminating falsehoods online. But as Canadians are faced with an increasing amount of disinformation online, it's increasingly important to understand what exactly fake news is and how to spot it. It's been used as a political defence, Padraic Ryan, head of news intelligence with social media intelligence agency Storyful, explained to by phone. Fake news, disinformation, and misinformation what's the difference Fake news may be the most common way to refer to disinformation, but the term has become increasingly politicized, especially south of the border. ( As reported in the news.