Fake friends are not people that you want in your life, this type of friend is not someone who looks out for your best interests but is out only for themselves. Fake friends will use you when it benefits them, but when you need help or support they are nowhere to be found. True friends are there when you need them and they actually care about you, this is not the case with fake friends.
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.