Fake News


Definition: Fake News is false and intentionally misleading information presented as news.

Fake news became almost omnipresent because apparently it works, social media act as a catalyst, little is and can be done to stop it in a free society, and people apparently believe it.

Some reasons why people believe fake news are:
- Confirmation bias.
- Human beings are overconfident and bad at detecting lies.
- Human beings tend to over-rely on shared content.


Learn more about Fake News

More on individual decision making: Anchoring Bias, Bayesian Theory, Black Swan Theory, Bounded Rationality, Cognitive Bias, more...

You may also like: Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education, Online MBA.

MBA Brief offers concise, yet precise definitions of concepts, methods and models as taught in a study Master of Business Administration.

We like to keep things short, and provide links to learn more about your subject.

Add MBA Brief to your desktop / iPad


© 2023 MBA Brief - Last updated: 8-6-2023  -  Privacy   |   Terms