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

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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.

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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 forhttps://t.co/gyWvoK8YMn pic.twitter.com/PQbPi47cdp

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

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