Fake news a democratic crisis for UK, MPs warn

Source: BBC News

The UK faces a “democratic crisis” with voters being targeted with “pernicious views” and data being manipulated, a parliamentary committee is set to warn.


The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

In its first report, MPs will suggest social media companies should face tougher regulation or a new tax.

It also proposes measures to combat election interference.

The MPs’ report comes after months of investigating the impact of technology giants and how people are affected by the rise in fake news on social media.

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3 replies

  1. It is really amazing that in this time of technology it is more difficult to find out the truth then ‘in the good old days’ …

  2. The PM of Ethiopia and Eritrea deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their reconciliation !

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