One of the few Journalists still practicing the craft, Sharyl AAttkisson, explains the source of the term “Fake news” at this link.
The Alley operates on a principal of truth rules, with a link to sites verifying data presented wherever possible.
to find the information.
From our standpoint “Fake News is deliberately posting outright falsities, opinion, mangled statistics, and other similar misinformation as verified “true news.” with the intent of furthering a cause.
I do not mind the lie as entertainment. I have never seen a goldfish two axe handles between the eyes, although I saw a 100 poound carp once. Posting a whopper about that sort of monster is not “bearing false witness” and is allowable.
But what the FNHQ’s do ISSS bearing false witnes, since the media is a substitute witness. And that should be a penal offense.