In some of its earliest iterations, it was referred to as yellow journalism. Back in the early days of this nation’s history, it manifested itself in so-called Pamphlets, where the writer would use a pseudonym and slander his political opponents with outrageous allegations – some having just a sliver of truth, others lacking even the smallest kernel of accuracy. More recently, it became known as advocacy journalism and when the Internet burst on the scene, the practice of publishing inaccuracies as truth proliferated and with the advent of the 2016 Presidential election; “fake news” was raised to an art form.