“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
This is so true nowadays! Everyone tries to come up with theories without having enough data to theorize. Then they adapt facts to suit their theories, despite dating saying otherwise.
Fake news or twisted facts are sides of the same coin. We see that everyday in politics (Trump and Brexit) as well in companies (startups) that come up with FUD.
Next time people should check the data that support their claims and see if that data is indeed correct.