But everyone gets fired in the end.
Fake news has been used in the past to feed into people's fears and prejudices. A particularly poignant story from 1913 relates to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man named Leo Frank.
The absence of any evidence to support Donald Trump's claims is more than just about the president's credibility – it goes to whether we can trust any information from the White House.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Joe Hockey has met Donald Trump's chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House.
Now, more than ever, the US press must shine a light on the workings of the Trump administration.
Inflating his own grand persona is Trump's sole goal, and he doesn't care whether or not you believe him.
The relationship between the Trump administration and the press is off to a rocky start. This is a high-risk strategy for the White House.
Kim Kardashian et al taught Trump everything he knows.