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There’s now a fake-fake news checker, because of course there is

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Everett Enriquez
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Last year s presidential election laid bare the impact of fake news on our democracy.

Facebook and Google both banned fake news sites from their advertising networks, and news organizations like the BBC announced they d launched their own anti-fake news taskforce.

So, it feels inevitable that someone would create a fake-fake news factchecker.

In Sweden, a group has emerged called Mediekollen, which promises to debunk false information.

Except, as the Guardian pointed out, Mediekollen is itself a tool of disinformation .

When it covered the controversial Donald Trump intelligence dossier, in addition to saying that it could not be verified which every news organization that s covered it has emphasized , it also said that it originated from a 4chan hoax, which is categorically untrue.

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