I think the issue with so-called fake news are the mainstream news entertainers and their biased opinions. That’s the root. They have a tendency put out a lot of opinions and frame narratives based on their own political ideology. I would say about 1/4 to 1/2 is based on actual facts. They fail to analyze both sides of the argument and they also fail to take their queues from actual journalists who research and report the news, nope, they throw something out there to see if it will stick and gain traction. The top tier are folks like Limbaugh, our host, Rachel Maddow, etc. this filters down to all the wannabees on local and regional talk radio. They pick it up, add their own opinions to further taint the information which will further make things more inaccurate with the final result being intentionally misinforming the masses to think a certain way. This is dangerous because it has the strong possibility to eliminate free thought and make the masses lazy in regards to researching the truth. These types of things can/has sway(ed) elections and more importantly have a negative impact as it relates to public policy.
How do we eliminate fake news? Turn off the opinionated news entertainers. Get your source from actual journalist, check behind them for accuracy, get the proper context, research both sides of the argument and finally make your OWN decision.