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FEATURE6 November 2017

Why facts are not enough in the fight against fake news

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UK – Brian Tarran listens in as journalists and academics debate loss of trust in the media, and why digital literacy and emotionally engaging stories can help halt the spread of misinformation.

You might have read that we live in a ‘post-truth’ era, when facts no longer matter and emotion reigns supreme. But Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, takes issue with the idea: “You can ...