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Any news reported by mainstream media which is deemed unflattering, incriminating or otherwise hitting too close to home for Donald Trump and/or his cabinet of lap dog Republicans, regardless of it's actual factualness or validity.
Donald Trump refers to all of the leaks coming out regarding his ties to Putin and Russia fake news because unlike most of us, he believes that the office of the presidency gives him the power to reinvent reality.
by PaulY_41 February 17, 2017

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Fake news is produced by web sites or tabloids for the purpose of attracting viewers to ads. Fake news are sensational false (fiction) news-like stories created purely to attract readers.

Comedy shows, like the Daily Show, commonly mix real news with humor, including fictitious humor. But the news part of it is real. True, people who fall for fake news sites are very gullible, and perhaps can't tell which parts of the Daily Show are fiction, but those people aren't the Daily Show's target audience. Fake news has come to mean fiction for fiction's sake.

Fake news should also be distinguished from false news, also called dishonest news or lies that are told for political purposes. Many of the anti-Hillary stories were created by fake news sites, but then posted as lies on sites like Fox and Breitbart.
Fox and Breitbart republish a lot of fake news.
by The Disambiguator December 07, 2016

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Any statement or report that truthfully exposes the lies, ignorance, conflicts of interest, erroneous statements, megalomania, and racist, misogynistic, illegal, traitorous and tyrannical activities of the so-called President Trump and his administration. Syn. Newspeak., Ant. propaganda
WH Official Says Negative Trump Reports Will Continue To Be Labeled As ‘Fake News’
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Used to defend an illogical position, or a way to avoid using critical thinking skills when a news source does not match a personal or ideological bias.
They are a fakenews source because they attacked the president.
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Typical coverage from Fox News. Their reporting contains so many exagerations, falsities, and interjected opinions, that it can in no way be considered proper and informative.
Naive Fool: I wanna find out what's going on in the world today, let's flip on Fox News.
Person Who's Not A Moron: Don't watch that crap, it's fake news, they're brainwash ya.
Naive Fool: Nah, it's on TV, it has to be true.

After watching Hannity and O'Reilly....

Naive Guy: Wow, I love Bush's policies. Did you know he was right all along? Wow, that Hillary is an whiney old bag.
Non-Moron: See, I told you this would happen!
by Enlightened1 February 11, 2008

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News devoid of or loosely associated with fact which is intended for the general public. Fake news is generated at the behest of a public or private institution for whatever reason.
Guy: Did you hear about the GOP Flying Pizza Monster? They say it's coming to soak up all our oil!! What we will do bro?!!?
Other Guy: Man, that's just fake news, get a hold of yourself and do some research.
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Parody of network television newscasts that exploits the absurd in current events for humorous intent rather than being concerned with providing complete and well-balanced information. Somewhat of a misnomer, fake news often covers actual public figures when they are caught making comments that reveal their utter stupidity and/or hypocrisy.

Not to be confused with pure news satire such as found in The Onion.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central is the primary television venues for fake news.
For a shocking number of people, their sole exposure to current events is from watching fake news on the Daily Show.
by jscurley January 03, 2007

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