Wednesday 13th December 2017

    Lies and propaganda are a grand challenge of our age!

    People seem to be clubbing together with people they agree with and are all making one another angrier," says Will Moy, director of FullFact, a fighter of fake news. "The debate becomes more partisan, more angry and people are quicker to assume they are being lied to but less quick to assume people they agree with are lying. That is a dangerous tendency." The challenge here is how to burst these bubbles. One approach that has been tried is to challenge facts and claims when they appear on social media. Organisations like Full Fact, for example, look at persistent claims made by politicians or in the media, and try to correct them. More possible solutions here