Mis- and disinformation are major concerns today, and these types of harmful content can be increasingly difficult to parse.
Source: House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media, and Sport. (2018, July 29). Disinformation and 'fake news': Interim Report.
Fake news is information that is clearly and demonstrably fabricated and that has been packaged and distributed to appear as legitimate news.
It isn't always easy to tell whether a piece of information is fake news. Reliable fact checking sites like FactCheck.org, Politifact, and Snopes can help you to discern the truth from the fiction. You can also: