Inside the Ring: NATO on Fake News and Post-Truth

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg / Getty Images

A report by the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence highlights the growing use of "fake news" in the era of "post-truth" politics.

Fake news has become a rallying cry of both the political left and right. The phrase rose to prominence as a favorite epithet of President Trump in his frequent denunciations of false and misleading news stories on CNN and in The New York Times about him and his administration.

Fake news is defined in the report as "the dissemination of false information via media channels (print, broadcast, online). This can be deliberate (disinformation), but can also be the result of an honest mistake or negligence (misinformation)."

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.