VLV Fake News Submission

VLV's evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's inquiry into 'fake' news makes a number of recommendations. These include: 

  • That Ofcom's work on media literacy should be reinvigorated.
  • Funding for news on broadcast platforms should be maintained so that it features more on the ground reporting rather than studio commentary.
  • Technology companies need to help address the spreading of fake news and offensive material on social media platforms.
  • Fact-checking services should be more prominent.
  • There should be greater debate among regulators and broadcasters about how newscasters should manage situations in which opinion is expressed which includes statistics and facts which are unverifiable.
  • The committee should explore whether impartiality regulation could become more scientific.
  • There should be a debate about whether politicians should have to subscribe to the standards set by the Advertising Standards Authority.

You can read the full submission here





Published by: VLV

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