What is Fake News?
“News stories that have no factual basis but are presented as facts."
This is one possible definition of Fake News, but there are several others. The concept is complex and difficult to define --- there are many types of misinformation and disinformation. To help clarify, Claire Wardle, a researcher for FirstDraftNews, has developed a typology that defines variations of fake news. These distinctions are not absolute but help us to identify problematic information and to approach information sources with a healthy skepticism.