"Fake news and the proliferation of raw opinion that passes for news, is creating confusion, punching holes in what is true, causing a kind of fun-house effect that leaves the reader doubting everything, including real news." --Sabrina Tavernise in As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth
Fact: A thing that has really occurred or is actually the case; a thing certainly known to be a real occurrence or to represent the truth. Hence: a particular truth known by actual observation or authentic testimony, as opposed to an inference, a conjecture, or a fiction; a datum of experience, as distinguished from the conclusions that may be based on it.
True: Of a statement, idea, belief, etc.: in accordance with fact; agreeing with reality; correct
Reality: Actually existing or present as a state or quality of things; having a foundation in fact; actually occurring or happening.
Fake: An act of ‘faking’; a contrivance, ‘dodge’, trick, invention; a ‘faked’ or ‘cooked’ report. Passing from slang to colloq. in the sense of ‘a counterfeit person or thing’.
News: As predicate: a person, thing, or place regarded as worthy of discussion or of reporting by the media.
All definitions taken from the OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2016. Web. 13 February 2017.