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Fake News: Consequences of fake news

A look at what fake news is, the consequences and ways to counteract it.

Consequences of fake news

The rapid spread of Fake News and disinformation online can have profound consequences. Examples include:

Distrust in the media
 
• Undermining the democratic process
 
• Platforms for harmful conspiracy theories and hate speech
 
• Spread of false or discredited science – e.g. anti-vax movement

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