Nearly every day, the top story on my phone is some alleged altercation that happened on a daytime talk show. It's not just a clickbait headline; the story misrepresents the talk show hosts as actually arguing, but they invariably "make up" at the end (because they were obviously just bantering the whole time).
Is there a real term for this, like a 'rift report' (I made that up, then found it in PC gaming context) versus a wordy and/or ambiguous work-around such as 'fake celeb-fight news'?
Context and fill-in-the-blank sentence:
Q: Did you see that Jack and Jill got into another argument today?
A: Every day, really? No, that is just [a current term along the lines of 'rift report'].
I'm searching for a common term, what to call it as succinctly as possible.
The reason being, to bridge this epic generation gap…and avoid this side of a conversation (a complete misunderstanding):
No, they were really going at it … So they staged it then? … Taken out of context, how? I saw the clip … I couldn't play the whole video, but I read the whole article … Yes, I did … Again with the "fake news"—it haaappened … Don't worry about it; they made up … We're "bantering" right now, so what? … Never mind, it's all good.
So I don't need a formal or technical term, but to show research, two of the deeper search results follow:
A search for 'types of fake news' returned broad categories of fake news: false news, polarized content, satire, etc. [phys.org] and types of disinformation such as false context or manipulated content [uiowa.edu].
(Who knew that 'false news' was one of 'the seven types of fake news'? That's a pretty catchy title…)