Czech Republic: fighting fake news

Plan to tackle interference in election.

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2017 is an election year for the Czech Republic and the Czech government has set up a specialist unit (The Centre Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats) to fight fake news.

It claims that fake news is being spread by Russian sponsored websites.

The new unit will use Twitter to counter disinformation and will train civil servants on how to react to foreign lobbying.

Source: The Guardian.