Monday, January 22, 2018

Ministry of Truth: UK Govt to Set up ‘Rapid Response’ Fake News Unit - Breitbart News

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/21/tory-government-to-set-up-rapid-response-fake-news-unit/

Ministry of Truth: UK Govt to Set up ‘Rapid Response’ Fake News Unit



British Prime Minister Theresa May is to agree to the creation of a “rapid response” government unit to fight perceived fake news, it has been reported.
The team will aim to identify and challenge stories they judge to be misleading or damaging, and will be based in the Cabinet Office, claims The Times.

According to Alex Aiken, executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), they aim “build a rapid response social media capability to deal quickly with disinformation and reclaim a fact-based public debate”.
In an article for PR Week, he listed the creation of the body as one of the challenges facing GCS.

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However, with online censorship rules and laws spreading throughout the European Union, there are concerns the government could attempt to shut down or censor legitimate stories that do not favour them.
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