Why Are European Governments So Terrified of ‘Fake News’?

Why Are European Governments So Terrified of ‘Fake News’?

by Judith Bergman • February 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

When Swedish authorities representing a Swedish left-wing government and media announce a project to prevent "fake news" from "decisively influencing" the 2018 elections, this ought to set off loud alarm bells among Swedes. Who determines what constitutes "fake news" anyway? Is it not the very essence of "fake news" when a media outlet refuses to report mass sexual assaults, because the perpetrators happen to be foreigners from third world countries? A British Cabinet Office spokesperson told Sky News: "The Government is committed to tackling false information and the Government Communications Service plays a crucial role in this". Perhaps their "rapid response fake news unit" should begin with Theresa May herself, who falsely and against all factual evidence continues to claim that Islam is a religion of peace and that ISIS is not Islamic. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11830/europe-governments-fake-news