Government announces anti-fake news unit
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January 25 2018

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Government announces anti-fake news unit

This article from the BBC may be of interest to subscribers. Here is a section:

Theresa May's spokesman said the "dedicated national security communications unit" would be charged with "combating disinformation by state actors and others".

"We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives," he said.

The phrase "fake news" has recently emerged and is frequently used by US President Donald Trump.

Eoin Treacy's view

Am I the only one who is unsettled by the idea of government sponsored, endorsed or created “narratives”?

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