What is a typical Japanese term for "fake", like in "Fake News"?

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Besides obvious フェークニュース, is there a natural Japanese expression to express the idea of fake?

On the same topic, how to say fake or shallow person? Is there an equivalent to plastic people in Japanese?

user1602

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2"fake" is more often transcribed as フェイク, by the way. – Yosh – 2017-03-05T04:28:47.797

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There is a single word that means "fake news".

虚報【きょほう】

Besides, if you want the adjective only, you can use:

偽(の)、偽物の、嘘(の)

虚構新聞, a counterpart of The Onion in Japan says in the disclaimer:

これは嘘ニュースです


For other phrases, I don't know much because I'm not familiar with colloquial English, but if I can put credit in Urban Dictionary's definitions (fake people, plastic people, read shallow person too but I didn't get what it is), I'd say:

嘘(だらけ/まみれ)の人間、インチキな人間、信義のない人間、軽薄な人間

broccoli forest

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for false rumor or fake news you can also say "dema" デマ

koyuki

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