“Fake news” has been around forever, and the internet has exacerbated the problem 1,000 percent. Literally anybody can post anything, even using photoshopped pictures and videos to prove their point. I don’t believe anything until I confirm it with multiple major media sources. One or two of them might be wrong but not four or more. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc., will never collectively push a story they haven’t proven to their satisfaction.
If everyone did the same, fake news wouldn’t stand a chance at success.