Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the ‘fake news’ phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.
Its definition is unclear and can change depending on whom you ask. It is used in increasingly politicised ways across much of the world.
And, although its leap to prominence is largely due to 140-character Twitter posts coming out of the White House, it now has widespread implications for journalism, politics, and how people everywhere share information online.
But what exactly is “fake news” and what effect is it having globally?