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Cook calls for campaign against fake news

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a campaign against the dissemination of fake news following news reports around the world reve

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The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a campaign against the dissemination of fake news following news reports around the world revealing the extent of the ‘disinformation war’ being waged by hostile foreign powers.

The Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, calling on British citizens to be more vigilant in distinguishing between fact and fiction.

“We need to be more aware of the danger of fake news and how it can be used to divide us and spread untruths,” said Johnson. He added, “It is simply unacceptable for hostile foreign powers to try to interfere in our political discourse and undermine the values of democracy and free speech we hold so dear.”

The Prime Minister explained the purpose of the campaign, which he said is “to deter these hostile foreign powers from attempting to influence or disrupt our democracy”. He explained that the government plans to launch a national public awareness campaign telling facts from fiction, as well as a large-scale media campaign targeting young people in particular.

The Prime Minister’s call for a public awareness campaign was welcomed by many, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fake News, which has proposed a range of measures to tackle the disinformation crisis. However, some have expressed scepticism that the Prime Minister’s campaign can be effective, given the rampant spread of fake news despite current efforts to combat it.

Nevertheless, the Prime Minister’s campaign has the potential to raise awareness among the public and make a real difference in the fight against fake news. His call for all Britons to “be more skeptical and more diligent” when reading news stories is one we should all heed.

Cook Calls For Campaign Against Fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently made an appeal to the public to combat ‘fake news’ and warned that it is “killing people’s minds.” Cook made the comment during a speech he gave at the ‘anti-fake-news’ conference in the U.K.

What is Fake News?

Fake news is a term used to describe fabricated information or stories spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. These false stories are often created to influence opinions or distract from the truth, and the escalation of fake news can have serious implications for our society.

Cook’s Appeal

In his speech, Cook urged for a widespread campaign against fake news, stating:

“All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news…we must try to shock people into understanding before it’s too late.”

He went on to emphasize how this fake news can be detrimental to our health, saying

“It is killing people’s minds in a way.”

How to Combat Fake News

Here are some steps you can take to help combat the spread of fake news:

  • Read multiple sources: Before you share a piece of news, verify the information by reading multiple sources on the story.
  • Check the source: Verify the source of the news by researching the publisher and evaluating the authority of their claims.
  • Fact check: Verify the accuracy of information by using fact-checking websites like Snopes or Factcheck.org.
  • Be mindful of language: When you write or share news, be mindful of the language you use to ensure the accuracy of your information.

Combatting ‘fake news’ is an issue that affects all of us, and Tim Cook’s call for a campaign against it should be heeded. By being mindful of our news sources, we can make sure we’re doing our part to keep fake news off of our social media feeds and out of our communities.

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