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adnim Silver badge

'Fake news'

Prior to the rise of the Internet, we used to call this lies. Or when published a spoof newspaper, a joke.

If published/broadcast on April 1st an April fools joke.

If it's fake, believable and intended to deceive or misguide I call it deception.

If it's fake, believable and intended to slur or defame a person then it's probably libel.

Why not treat it a such?

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