Abstract

We are awash in words and images that sound and look like real news, but are not. This article considers certain kinds of fake news as a genre of digital folklore and attempts to sort out the differences among fake news hoaxes, pranks, satires, and parodies. It offers examples of each and tries to show how fake news functions as folk political commentary or folk media criticism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-1882
Print ISSN
0021-8715
Pages
pp. 315-332
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-20
Open Access
No
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