Fake News

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Now to another Brexit-related event: the appearance of the businessman who bankrolled the Leave. EU campaign in front of MPs who are probing fake news and the misuse of data during the referendum campaign. The day began with Arron Banks being confronted by a pro-Remain campaigner who accused him of telling porkie pies. But it…

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Media reports claimed a “government analysis” had linked specific Twitter accounts to the Kremlin – and highlighted two “bot” accounts in particular. But people who run these accounts have both denied it, and even appeared on camera to prove they are real people. So what’s caused the confusion?

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Wikipedia’s co-founder, Jimmy Wales, is planning to set up a news service to push back against “fake news”.

  • 11 Feb 2017

    Were Americans more likely to believe negative stories about Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, whether or not they were true?

  • 6 Feb 2017

    Ella Whelan, assistant editor at Spiked, Conservative MP Damian Collins, who’s chair of the select committee which has launched an inquiry into fake news, BuzzFeed’s media editor Craig Silverman, and Paul Horner, who writes what he calls “satire” or “hoax” stories.

  • 24 Nov 2016

    Joining us is Ella Whelan, assistant editor at Spiked Online, who doesn’t want to see news regulated by social media host sites. Claire Wardle, an academic at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, dedicates her research to verifying sources and understanding the algorithms that make the spread of fake news online possible.