How mammoth cloning became fake news
John Hawks

I agree almost completely with the main points of your article, but I contend that using the phrase “Fake News” here just contributed to the problem of what started as a pretty specific term being morphed out of its original meaning. In a different way than the American Republican Party and White House have started to do sure, since they use it to mean any news that is critical of them or that they don’t like, but a morphing in meaning that ultimately devalues it.

I think there is a massive gulf between poor science reporters (and outlets that reprint other articles from the wire service essentially) going hyperbolic/uncritical with their articles and stories that are made up from whole cloth. Which is what Fake News originally applied to.

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