Fake News

 

The parliamentary inquiry into "fake news", or at least the Home Office, may have certain axes to grind.
Friday 13th January 2017 was the day we learned of the BBC's 'Reality Check', described by the Guardian as a team to 'debunk fake news'. If you feel that the BBC debunking fake news might be an oxymoron, then we would agree with you, and the reasons are not difficult to identify.
BBC Media Action
”Our mission is to inform, connect and empower people around the world.” These are mighty words from BBC Media Action, a charitable offshoot of the BBC funded to £29.5m in 2012 - most of it from the British Government, EU, US State Department, UN and Dutch government. Most of the British public and indeed most of the BBC’s licence payers will have never heard of BBC Media Action let alone understand what this BBC charity really is.