“Fake News” was used here on the forum and elsewhere to refer to the outbreak of websites that go out of their way to appear like a news site, but are “satirical” and completely made up. The goal of these sites is to mislead anyone using a search engine to find the truth about some event. Whatdoesitmean dot com is the premiere example of this. An excellent example of conspiritrolling the public.
The government, academia, and the lefties have picked up on this and decided to expand that definition to anything that is not a controlled-by-them, corporate media source. Infowars and similar sites have fired back by pointing out the fake news/propaganda produced by the MSM.