The Foreign Desk

The war on fake news

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1 June 2019

Episode 282

30 minutes


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Since the term “fake news” exploded into the common lexicon in 2016 it has been at the forefront of many political agendas. But thanks to resistance to internet regulation, and a lack of basic knowledge among many internet users, hyper-partisan, extreme or completely fabricated news sites have found space to grow, doing untold damage. As countries scramble to try to find a fix, has Finland found the answer? Andrew Mueller is joined by Vesa Häkkinen, Sue Halpern and James Ball.

1 June 2019

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