Unjournalism, also called fake news, news satire or mock news, is a type of parody
presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content.
has been around almost as long as journalism itself, but it is particularly popular on the web, where it is relatively easy to mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution from nearly any site.
Generally, the goal of Unjournalism is to make social commentary in a form that provides entertainment.
Because news satire or unjournalism relies heavily on irony
humor, it is occasionally mistaken for real news.