Recognising fake news

In this video you'll hear from Amol Rajan, the BBC’s media editor, and journalists Natalie Miller, Mukul Devichand and Rachel Schraer from BBC Reality Check.

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The BBC defines fake news as:

  • false information distributed deliberately, usually for political or commercial purposes

But for others fake news has become a catch all term to dismiss a story, claim or news report.

In this video BBC editors and journalists:

  • look at different types of fake news and false and inaccurate information
  • explain some of the reasons why these stories are made and spread

For schools wanting more information about the types of fake and false information go to our lesson plan.

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