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MNHQ here: Full Fact asks "What is Fake News?"

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FinnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Feb-17 16:34:33


Full Fact, the independent fact-checking charity, have been in touch with Mumsnet about a new video they've produced looking at the now-ubiquitous concept of 'fake news' and attempting to unpack what different things are meant by the term. You can see it here:

Full Fact faciliated a webchat last June on the EU Referendum which we know many of you enjoyed -- so please feel free to watch the video and tell us what you think.


building2017 Wed 22-Feb-17 10:52:11

This is also helpful and a bit more informative.

roseshippy Thu 23-Feb-17 13:14:26

that video is absolutely terrible, did they record it in a toilet?

and why does it need to be a video? Their point

there are

(a) item 1
(b) item 2
(c) item 3

that could be called 'fake news' except you need to listen to it twice to here what the items are.

roseshippy Thu 23-Feb-17 13:14:36

' hear'

PippilottaViktualia Thu 23-Feb-17 20:34:04

Um... is this aimed at adults? It seems like the sort of thing a Modern Studies/Politics teacher might put on for a class of young teenagers, to start off a discussion. To be honest the sound quality seems as if the film might've been made by said young teenagers. Bit odd, really.

WaegukSaram Fri 24-Feb-17 02:03:07

It's an awful video, dreadful sound quality and poor graphics.

Sorry Full Fact!

ImNotDancing Fri 24-Feb-17 21:09:00

i hate the term fake news so much I got caught rolling my eyes on TV when someone mentioned it

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