Fighting fake news

Only 2% of young people in the UK have the skills they need to spot fake news. Half are worried about not being able to spot it. And 60% of teachers think that fake news is harming children’s wellbeing. These are the findings of a new National Literacy Trust survey, published by the parliamentary Commission on Fake News. For the past year it has been gathering evidence on fake news in the UK, in partnership with The Day and others. But where does fake news come from? What is it doing to society? And, most importantly, how can we stop it?

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