Fake News is “purposefully crafted, sensational, emotionally charged, misleading or totally fabricated information that mimics the form of mainstream news."
Misinformation is “false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.”
Disinformation is “deliberately misleading or biased information; manipulated narrative or facts; propaganda.”
Understanding Fake News
Resources for understanding fake news:
“Misinformation is false and misleading information, spread, regardless of intent. Disinformation is misinformation that has been created or spread intentionally to deceive." - Your Toolkit for Addressing Misinformation