UK Government Bans Phrase ‘Fake News’

The government has banned the term “fake news” after urging ministers to use “misinformation” or “disinformation” instead.

The phrase – a favourite of US President Donald Trump – will no longer appear in policy documents or official papers because it is “a poorly-defined and misleading term that conflates a variety of false information, from genuine error through to foreign interference in democratic processes,” officials said.

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