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Robot News and Fake Facts

Tens of thousands of automated videos have appeared online recently. All feature photos of news events accompanied by a robotic voice. We investigate who’s making them and why.

Tens of thousands of automated videos have appeared online recently. All feature photos of news events accompanied by a robotic voice. BBC Trending’s very own digital supersleuth Mike Wendling investigates who’s making them and why.

Also, 19 year old Nina Donovan’s poem Nasty Woman went viral this week after actress Ashley Judd read it out at the Women’s March in Washington. Her poem was rounded on by President Trump’s supporters. She talks to Megha Mohan about her new found fame.

And amongst all the talk of a post-truth society, fake news and alternative facts, Will Yates uncovers a brand new phenomenon - the fake Fact-Checker.

Produced by Anisa Subedar and Will Yates.

Image caption: Robotic hands typing on keyboard / Image credit: Shutterstock

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Sun 29 Jan 2017 09:32GMT

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  • Sat 28 Jan 2017 19:32GMT
  • Sun 29 Jan 2017 09:32GMT

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