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Members regularly ask us what steps the Guardian is taking to combat the issue of fake news. So we thought you might be interested in hearing about a report we’ve recently submitted to a British parliamentary commission on the subject.
Last week the committee published papers from the Guardian and other interested organisations, which you can read in full here. As our evidence runs to many thousands of words, we also asked Kate Saunders, who works in the Guardian’s public policy team, to take us through the main points. In her article, she explains why fake news is not just about the fabrication of untrue stories, but also an online ecosystem that rewards them.
Until next week,
Deputy membership editor
The issues we’re raising about fake news
Nicolas Vanderbiest is an academic, currently completing his PhD at Leuven University’s Laboratory for the Analysis of Organisational Communication Systems. Aside from writing a thesis on how companies cope with reputation crises on the internet – bad buzz – of which he has documented 453 occurences, he teaches public relations. Nicolas is frequently called upon by…
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