In Ukraine social networks began to spread actively in the last 10 years. From that time they have got new possibilities, functions, influence on the users. Social networks are not only used for the entertainment or communication between friends or colleges, but also a a source of information for modern journalists. However, they not always use them correct and honest. The information from social networks need to be checked very attentive, and from different sources.
The notion of misinformation revealed difference misinformation and fake. The classification of fake on the various grounds is made, it is also found out the types of information to spread on the Internet. The essence and origin of the term “fake” describes the creation and dissemination of fake information in the social media. The typical examples of fake information in the Ukrainian media space, revealed the impact of such messages to users of social networks.