Fake news vs. "foke" news:a brief, personal, recent history

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Abstract

This brief essay outlines the forms of fake news that arose in the journalism world in recent decades and shows how they eroded the credibility of mainstream news sources and created an opening for alternative news, including, ironically, fake news-which also takes many forms. In an attempt to distinguish fake news that is meant to deceive from fake news that is meant to amuse, the term "foke" news is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of American Folklore
Volume131
Issue number522
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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