Apparently, the phenomenon of “fake news” is being called out a lot for the debacle at the US election these days. Good. I wouldn’t want those news bots to get a pass. There’s just one problem I have with that term:
It sounds like a straight English translation of “Lügenpresse” (liars’ press), the term German right wing extremists adapted from the Nazis (the original ones, I mean, from the 30’s) for what the American ones call “mainstream media bias”.
Seriously, if both sides use basically the same word for each other’s information, that’s actually a pretty good example of what’s been going wrong here.