Fake news is something that you may have seen floating around the social media and news realms lately. Fake news is just that, news with false information, stories or hoaxes created to deliberately misinform or deceive readers.
The printing and distribution of bogus news is not a new concept. Wherever there are people there is false information printed. We live in an age where information is spread faster than ever before. Stories can go viral in a matter of minutes. This is why fake news has become such an issue in 2017. Information overload and a general lack of understanding about how the internet works has also contributed to an increase in fake news or hoax stories.