I don't know about you, but I think the term "Fake News" has become way overused.
There appear to be two thoughts on it.
1. It means that ALL the NEWS Agencies are FAKE.
2. It refers to SOME of the NEWS agencies and the way they report their stories.
In reality, those who use the term assign meaning 2, while those who just want to degrade the people using option 2 pretend that they mean option 1...
Did that make sense?
Well anyway, it's become a trigger point for a lot of people, and it seems that, because it was just an offhand comment, the definition hasn't been set in stone.
It seems like the term Fake News has the same misunderstanding as the whole Football player kneeling during the National Anthem Fiasco!
I understand the truth.
Don't get me wrong tho, Because of the way the whole thing came about, the Right and Left see it all in two different lights.
One side sees it as a "Call Out" regarding Police Brutality toward People Of Color.
The other sees it as a "Disrespect" to people who fought for and defend our Country.
Again, because there is not a specific definition that people can point out, it can mean whatever ANYONE wants it to mean.
It's a really interesting time in history isn't it?
I'll tell you something that doesn't fall into these categories and has a fantastic definition that can be found in the Dictionary!
According the Merriam-Webster: