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This article studies "fake news" beyond the consumption and dissemination of misinformation and disinformation. We uncover how the term "fake news" serves as a discursive device for ordinary citizens to consolidate group identity in everyday political utterances on Twitter. Using computational linguistic and network analyses, we demonstrate that over the period of 2016–2018, there is an uptrend in the use of identity language in US Twitter users' discussions about "fake news," manifested by thedoi:10.1177/2056305120916841 fatcat:36ktjvxkm5cczncksl53sacnou