- Today’s mass media are primarily connected with the Internet, because it is the World Wide Web
where one can quickly find out information about the latest events, read the latest and most current
news. Due to the tendency to drop the circulation of daily printed publications and the ability of the
Internet network to cover incidents and sensations faster, the Internet becomes the most demanded
news media platform. Internet users are quite interested in humorous and satirical references, ironic
messages – fake news. The article clarifies the concept of „fake“, investigates the specifics of
functioning of the English-language pseudo-news in the media space, in particular, perlocutionary
effect on society is observed, text-typological features of the morphological, lexical-semantic,
syntactic, graphic contexts of media texts of English-language fake news are established.
- media space, pseudo-news, fake, media text, context.
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