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UK 'fake news' inquiry calls for end to tech middleman excuses, election law overhaul

Teiwaz Silver badge

Re: 'Fake news'

The Labour party recently held a workshop teaching its MPs to lie in order to smear opponents.

Naughty them.....

Quite frankly the ship sailed on that one years ago - I'm not even sure it started merely with Maggie and her 'Spindoctors'.

The only way to fix the problem from the source would be a criminal offence against reporting untruth, but applying it to newspapers and news publishing concerns (including partisan info sites, advertising and politicians only at first would probably sort 90% of the problem within a year.

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