"Fake news": false news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue, or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc - Dictionary.com.
Watch the videos below to hear how fake news originated from the creators themselves, and observe the way it spreads in the 21st century.
Follow the link below to an online database of entirely fake news stories compiled by Politico. Have you come across any of these before? If so, did you realize the story was fake?