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    BBC to visit schools for 'fake news' workshops

    The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information.

    From March 2018, BBC journalists will visit up to 1,000 schools secondary schools and sixth forms to offer mentoring in class and online to help them spot so-called fake news. BBC journalists including Kamal Ahmed, Tina Daheley, Amol Rajan and Huw Edwards will also take part in events aimed at helping students. 

    The move follows a year-long study, conducted by the University of Salford in conjunction with BBC Newsround, looking at how well children aged between nine and 14 can sport false information. Although most of the children from across all age groups said they knew what fake news was, many of them could not always tell the difference between fake and real stories.

    Read our views on this in our blog post: Why organisations like the BBC should be engaging with schools - regularly

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