I'm in the UK and here it is quite correct, even normal, to write "this article is untrue"
Quite so. "Untrue."
Dare I say it? Fake News! (Sorry. Just had to get it off my chest. I won't do it again.)
The best that I can tell is that "faux" and "fou" are pronounced the same. It may be the pronunciation sites I'm using. Can anyone direct me to a site to use? Do these sound the same?
You could try Google translate. You will hear a clear difference.
'fake' news should be accepted for this exercise
An article can't be false. It can be a real article containing false information
To be false means that it isn't true, right? If I use "la livre" for "the book", isn't "la" untrue? Would that make it a false article? Just playing with words.