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BBC launches fake news fight-back with global campaign

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has devised a new campaign that is aimed at fighting back against disinformation and fake news with a major focus on global media literacy, including workshops and debates in countries like India. The Beyond Fake News project, which officially launches on Monday, will include panel debates in India and Kenya, hackathons exploring tech solutions, and a special season of programming across the BBC s networks in India, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the US and Central America. The Beyond Fake News media literacy programme has already begun delivering workshops in India and Kenya, drawing on work to tackle disinformation in the UK, where digital literacy workshops have also been delivered to schools across the country. In 2018 I pledged that the BBC World Service Group would move beyond just talking about the global fake news threat, and take concrete steps to address it We have put our money where our mouth is and invested in real action on ...

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