As Theresa May launches crusade against fake news, can you spot it yourself?

At first glance fake news like this can appear to be true
Headline vs story
​Time travel
​Show your workings
​Widen your search
​Keep an eye out
​The clue is in the name
​Photographic evidence

Scroll through the gallery to find out how to recognise fake news

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

It's a problem which first reared its ugly head in the United States, and now it's spreading across the pond.

Theresa May has announced that a "fake news" rapid response unit is to be created, targeting both news stories and social media in a (probably unintentional) echo of Donald Trump.

According to the executive director of the Government Communication Service, the team will be based in the Cabinet Office. A spokesman for the department said that the Government is "committed to tackling false information."

But, with so much fake news apparently floating around at the moment, perhaps we all need to take responsibility for stamping it out.

With this in mind, we've compiled some of the best tips for spotting dodgy stories, and you can take a look at in the gallery above.

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