AKA - The Selfish Meme grows legs
Network Address has been slacking on the Fake News front, simply because we tend to avoid anything on the front lines (since you're probably already getting that news from somewhere else) but this stuff is just too good...
As information bursts forth from the noosphere into the anthroposphere, from the inorganic to the organic, from the dematerialized idea to the materialized corpuscule, we see...
Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'
Jan 2017, BBC
Researchers suggest "pre-emptively exposing" readers to a small "dose" of the misinformation can help organisations cancel out bogus claims. ...like a virus...contagion...
But let us not forget - Charles Darwin used the taxonomy of Language to explain his theory of evolution.
Natural Selection X Artificial Intelligence
Network Address, 2012
Also check out The Extended Phenotype, Virus of the Mind, Thought Contagion, and memes, meta-, and memetics in general