Fake is a fake , in the broadest sense. The English word Fake is pronounced "fake"
and translated "counterfeit, fake." It can also be a verb: to fake passion (to represent a fake passion) or a noun it's a fake ( it's a fake ).
Who and what is today called "fake":
1) Photos faked in Photoshop, and sometimes videos, mounted in a video editor, or shot at a different time and in another place.
2) Fake news that not everyone is able to distinguish from the truth (what was formerly called "newspaper ducks", and is sometimes sometimes referred to as "dumping").
3) Pages in social networks created on behalf of other (as a rule, known) people.
Fake accounts can also be called fake tweeter accounts, such as "The Russian President" and others, who were not entered by the people on behalf of whom they are being held. To combat fakes, the Twitter administration even introduced user verification practices, so if there is a blue tick near the name, then this is a real person. To distinguish a fake from the present, sometimes you need some experience, besides the presence of brains.
Be vigilant on the Web! There are fraudulent methods of using fakes. So, for example, the owners of a fraudulent site can place on it dozens of false comments from non-existent "users" with enthusiastic "reviews", in order to entice naive people to download a virus or send SMS to a short number worth 300 rubles.
Masters of fake news in RuNet are fognews and witches. And even in Runet once there was a wonderful site with funny fake news at the talking address Lapsha.ru, but over the years it faded into oblivion.
Fake is in the list: Slang