Rebecca Skippage, leader of the BBC’s Disinformation Team, discusses it's efforts to address mis/disinformation, its decisions about weighing in on misleading or false information and the disinformation unit’s relations with the rest of the BBC
Meera Selva speaks with Rebecca Skippage who leads the BBC’s Disinformation Team. They discuss the broadcaster’s efforts to address mis/disinformation, its decisions about weighing in on misleading or false information and the disinformation unit’s relations with the rest of the BBC.
Meera Selva is the Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute. She is a senior journalist who was a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi, along with stints in business journalism at a range of publications including the Daily Telegraph.
Rebecca Skippage established and leads the BBC's Disinformation Team and is an Editor with the BBC-wide Anti-Disinformation Unit. The team covers and uncovers global disinformation trends, verifies and debunks viral social media content, and creates digital material to help people spot and avoid 'fake news'. Rebecca is currently with BBC Monitoring which tracks, translates and analyses media from over 150 countries and 100 languages. She is currently a Journalist Fellows at the Reuters Institute