“Fake News” isn’t just a catchphrase for our times, it has become big business as so-called public relations firms sell services devoted to propagating lies online.

Whether hired by governments or businesses, “black PR firms” around the world are adept at disseminating misinformation through fake websites, social media accounts, and the full range of potential Internet campaigns.

While social media platforms are devoting significant resources to identify and remove fake accounts and news, their numbers seem to be ever growing.