BBC set to tackle rise of fake news

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THE BBC will tackle the fake news phe­nom­e­non with the launch of an ini­tia­tive that delves into why and how dis­in­for­ma­tion is shared.

The Be­yond Fake News project from the BBC World Ser­vice Group will kick off on Novem­ber 12 with the re­lease of find­ings from BBC re­search into the spread of false in­for­ma­tion.

The study was con­ducted with the help of peo­ple who gave the cor­po­ra­tion ac­cess to their en­crypted mes­sag­ing apps in In­dia, Kenya and Nige­ria.

The project aims to “fight back” against fake news with a fo­cus on global me­dia lit­er­acy, panel de­bates and hackathon events.

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