The BBC sets up a taskforce to fight back against fake news


The uphill battle against fake news (and correctly using the term “fake news” in the first place) continues. The latest effort to debunk made-up information is British broadcaster BBC.

On Thursday, The Guardian reported the BBC was forming a debunking team to tackle false stories that often start on Facebook and other social media outlets.

This means segments such as the outlet’s Reality Check will become more than an occasional feature, but a persistent effort with a team tackling incorrect stories, posts and information.

The amount the NHS in England is getting from the government is at the bottom end of the range that it asked for

— BBC Reality Check (@BBCRealityCheck) January 12, 2017 Read more…

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