You might have come upon a story on the Web one day that got you so engrossed it brought about certain emotions. The next day, however, you learned that it wasn’t true after all. Super annoying, right? Well, that’s fake news for you.

Fake news are news stories that are absolutely untrue. They deliberately misinform people about a certain individual, company, government, etc. — often to make them look bad. This type of misinformation generally uses outrageous headlines that grab the attention of readers.

Fake news are like the obituaries proclaiming the death of a person who is very much alive.

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