misleading/shocking headlines that entice readers to click through
stories that are heavily slanted or false, intended to reinforce the reader's views
articles claiming to reveal outlandish conspiracies, cover-ups, miracle cures, shocking revelations, etc.
Reconstituted news stories:
old stories surfacing and being passed off as recent
news that isn't true and whose purpose is to misinform; can easily go viral and be misinterpreted as true
news that isn't necessarily true but whose purpose is to entertain, rather than mislead
Can you recognize this news story as satire?
.@SeanSpicer's role in the Trump administration will be to provide the American public with robust and clearly articulated misinformation. pic.twitter.com/IlRkZPbDZl— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 29, 2017
It appears that Sean Spicer may not have! (Snopes confirms.)
You nailed it. Period! https://t.co/AUmS1C222b— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 29, 2017