fake news: false news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared online for the purpose of generating ad revenue via web traffic or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.
Published by "On the Media", WNYC New York
The real definition of fake news - CNN Video. (2017, February 26). Retrieved July 10, 2017
In a series of three videos, the New York Times gives a detailed account of Russia's history of disinformation dating back to its days as a part of the Soviet Union through to its more current campaigns to sow division and discord in the United States.