'Fake News' A Subject Of Concern In Europe Elections

Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:24pm
Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:34pm

There has been a lot of talk about “fake news,” and many worry it is undermining or threatening our democracies. But is it really that much of a threat? And can laws be put in place to counter it?

This is a subject of concern in Europe right now, as the continent faces a number of important elections this year.

One of those elections is in Germany, which could become the first country in Europe to use the law to stop the rise of fake news. The BBC’s Amol Rajan has details.

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