UK Parliament to Launch 'Fake News' Inquiry; Cites Threat

A British parliamentary committee is launching an inquiry into the spreading "fake news" phenomenon. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee probe begins Monday. It will study "the widespread dissemination, through social media and the Internet" of phony news stories. Committee chairman Damian Collins says the trend is a "threat to democracy" that undermines public confidence in the media. He called on major tech companies to do more to prevent the spread of fake news on their...

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