For some years, they have been the undisputed queens of political talk shows, the master key used by most commentators to explain the whatever. There was no election in which they did not make their triumphal appearance: The «leave» won at Brexit? Fault of fake news! Trump becomes president? The same! True, fake news, a catch-all term referring to intentionally fabricated information characterized by politically charged content, suffered a first backlash in conjunction with the 2019 European elections, where the expected populist tide ultimately failed to come about. But with Joe Biden at the White House the miracle seems to have materialised: all of a sudden, fake news and their thaumaturgical role in influencing the vote vanished (or almost did).