I recently noticed people use phrases like ''alternate'' news/facts/sources/etc.

I would say ''alternative'' in those situations.

I had a look online and it seems that ''alternate'' is used to mean ''alternative'' in northern America.

How widespread is this usage of ''alternate'' ?

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    This usage is not common at all. The closest usage that is common would be mainly in sports where an alternate is a player that could substitute for another.
    – Paul
    May 28 '20 at 13:33
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    What do British-based dictionaries (Collins, Lexico, CED ...) say? May 28 '20 at 14:04
  • This question has already been covered here... alternately-or-alternatively Mar 1 at 1:40

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