Four ideas to tackle fake news
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There has always been fake news, but in the age of the smartphone and platforms like Facebook and Google, it has taken on a new character.
Democracy depends on open public debate, and while arguments, opinions and emotions form part of that debate, and facts may be disputed or interpreted in different ways for partisan purposes, the trust that underpins democratic decision-making, including the outcomes of elections, requires some consensus on what is generally regarded to be ‘true’.