Saturday, August 31, 2019

Disinformation and fake news: parliamentary sub-committee

Following on from the (UK Government's) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report on Disinformation and 'fake news' (published February 2019), and the UK Government's response to it (published May 2019), there is an ongoing Sub-Committee [i.e. a UK parliamentary sub-committee] on Disinformation
Sadly, the Government response mentioned above mostly responded to the call for compulsory media and digital literacy education by saying that it was already happening or planned into other initiatives, but also said that " we are developing a counter disinformation communications campaign which will support the public by providing them with the skills they need in order to recognise and respond to disinformation; showing people how it can affect them and what they can do about it." (p20) though I haven't noticed this yet.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Würzburg, August 2019

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