what do you think about the term "fake news?"

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For me they are an intelligent element that attracts people's attention, it is usually used in a negative way but if you use them in a positive way they can achieve great things. For example, still, a lot of people in the world do not believe in global warming, but if you plant fake news about the impact that global warming will have in the next 5 years, people will start to learn about it so they can say that it is a lie that we will see effects in the next 5 years.

Something about this approach screams UNETHICAL to me. Should we really have to lie to people to get them to do the right thing?

I think the term "fake news" is used too often and becoming meaningless. I think it's important to distinguish between fake news and news that is simply biased, but I don't think we should use the term "fake news" so casually.

I am a sports journalist and in our online magazine it is customary to use headlines with fake news to generate positioning and visits, it is an unpleasant strategy but at the moment it is the only way to compete with the big ones.

To me it is incredible how something that is a lie spreads so much faster than the truth, is it that we are writing the information wrong and we need a "fake real news" format in order to fill the world with the truth?

I think this is sort of what people like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert would do. It wasn't "real news" per se but they covered current important topics in their own exaggerated way

It's helping very much in making sure news outlets, in general, lose their credibility. If people don't feel like they can't distinguish between real and fake news they won't believe what anyone says

The term seems partially used to try and distinguish actual news from fake, and partially used by people when they hear something they don't like. I'd love a term that excludes the word "news," because it has nothing to do with news.

A lot of people think something is true just because someone they trust believes it too. This is exactly how lies and rumors are spread. I would love to say that things will get better, but I just don't see that happening. Every idiot has a computer in front of them and people will listen to them.

I really wish this weren't a "thing" but I am constantly amazed at humans' ability to deceive others. A lot of them aren't even doing it maliciously, they just can't be bothered to spend five minutes researching a topic before they retweet what Some Controversial Figure posted.

It bothers me every time I see a news report or read an article that has such an obvious bias that I know I am not getting the full story. So I really have two options here, I can either 1.) not read/watch anything so that I don't become part of the problem, or 2.) the exact opposite, investigate everything I hear. I go with the second option most of the time because I want to get a well-rounded answer but sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth.

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