News majors to fight disinformation

News:BBC has convened a Trusted News Summit bringing together senior figures from major global technology firms and publishing to help tackle the problem of Fake News.


About Trusted News Summit:

The summit agreed to work collectively on various initiatives such as:

  • Early warning system:creating a system so that organisations can alert each other rapidly when they discover disinformation that threatens human life or disrupts democracy during elections. 
  • Media education: a joint online media education campaign to support and promote media education messages.
  • Voter information: co-operation on civic information around elections, so there is a common way to explain how and where to vote.
  • Shared learning:particularly around high-profile elections.

Additional information:

Fake news:

  • Fake news is the deliberate creation of factually incorrect content to mislead people for some gain.
  • Fake news is becoming an increasingly serious problem.It is viewed as a serious threat to the democratic process.