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on twitter shortly after. and on the following night's news at ten, huw edwards apologised over photographs of shashi kapoor. they confirmed that mistakes were due to human error. last night we showed the wrong images, which we apologised for. the actor appeared in more than 150 films, including a number of english—language productions. shashi kapoor won numerous acting prizes during his long career, as well as one of india's highest civilian award. well, the bbc said sorry. was that good enough? many viewers got in touch to question how such a mistake could be made. nadia hussain e—mail to say: and art patel was not impressed either:
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a lot of people who watch bollywood movies and it's part of that cultural history, identity, would find this very upsetting. it's not very nice to show another actor who is also a very big part of many people's identity and culture to be in the opening clip, as opposed to the person who passed away, shashi kapoor. shashi kapoor is completely different, for the bbc not to do this distinction right from the off is very inconsiderate. the newspaper review on the andrew marr show got rather heated last sunday, leading some viewers to question whether andrew marr had control over the panel. ukip‘s former leader nigel farage, a former labour adviser and kate andrews from the institute of economic affairs were on the sofa. it now seems the phrase "take back control", take back control and give it to the irish, you know, it's such a distraction...
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well, that's why we're going to talk about... 0k, guys... brexit is failing because of the government.... graham lee's e—mail to say: and monte hellman called in: andrew marr was unable to control them. as a licence payer, somebody who just wants information and to learn something from these people, this contributes nothing. now, the term fake news may have first been popularised by donald trump during his presidential election campaign, but it's become a major concern, notjust because politicians throw it atjournalism they don't like, but also because of the evidence of fake stories created and spread, especially through social media
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platforms, noticeably in the run—up to the us election. but how easy is it just got fake news? there has been rapid change in how young people consume news, and the bbc has started a scheme to help secondary school pupils identify it. the bbc‘s media editor spoke at six formers in kent. how do you consume news everyday? i'll be honest, it's mainly through snapchat. put your hand up if you're on snapchat. to gauge the news literacy, we showed the pupils an image that was shown thousands of times on social media. it depicts a muslim woman pictured after the westminster bridge terror attack. yeah, she seems like she's not caring. but this was fake news. the image was attached to a tweet from an account linked to russia, and our pupils did detect anti—muslim prejudice. i think if she was of a different race this tweet would never have been put out and it's really
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wrong that people feel the need to do that. from march, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class, online or at events by bbc journalists, including from the likes of huw edwards and the bbc‘s economic editor kamal ahmed, and hejoins us now. welcome. have you ever been caught out by fake news? i don't think so, no. obviously we do our best to make sure we're not. i was once almost caught out. a mark carney twitter feed started, who's the governor of the bank of england, and i must admit, for a moment i thought, my goodness, the governor of the bank of england is going to start tweeting. that was the only time i thought to myself, check yourself, kamal! is that really believable? and i think when you're thinking about fake news, that is probably the first thing to do. is what you're seeing really believable? and as soon as you've checked, is mark carney going to be on twitter anywhere else, everyone was saying, well, of course, the governor of the bank of england couldn't do that.
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so i think it's thinking about the source of the story, does it look believable, is it being reported anywhere else? and i suppose the responsibility is on us as the bbc to help people navigate this new world of news that they live in. well, let's talk about that, because people might say, why does the bbc feel it needs to do anything about this? we do have the role. the bbc‘s mission is to educate, inform and entertain. and i think, as i say, it's a responsibility on the bbc to look at helping people navigate the world around them. it's an important part of the job we do that people trust the news, notjust bbc news but the news they are given from lots and lots of very reputable broadcasters, reputable newspapers, let's look at a couple of the things you mentioned there. we saw amol going into schools, as you said, what actually
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are people like him and you doing when you do go into them? well, i'm going back to my old school in the new year in london. i think what i would love to do, and i think this is what the bbc is planning, is just go through some of those stories and talk to the young people, the sixth formers and others, about what they think about the news coverage and how it works. and do they think about, is it fake news? is a deliberately misleading piece of information? it's very clear that young audiences, particularly in their teens and early 20s, they don't consume traditional curated tv news bulletins like we all used to. do bbc editors understand their world enough? the bbc certainly does. i would not claim myself that we should say, we understand the world that young people live in. but certainly we have all sorts of content on facebook and on twitter, on instagram, we have a piece of our organisation called news labs, which looks at how news is shared and different ways on mobile. newsbeat and newsround, they are on lots of these social media outlets. in terms of who you send out to spread that message, if you don't mind me saying so, apart from tina hayley,
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who has worked on radio one, one might think you're not actually of that generation. you know, who would be the right people to be sending, and is it people like you? well, i think it's young people, but i think it's about showing that the bbc takes it seriously at whatever level in this organisation you happen to be and whatever age you are. i'm certainly no celebrity, and i wouldn't claim that i am, but i think i work at the front line for the bbc in economics, which lots of young people talk about and are very interested in — intergenerational unfairness, inequality, those type of issues are issues | cover. and i think if i can help people navigate that and also listen to that, i think that is of advantage, i hope, to them, and it certainly will be to us. kamal ahmed, thank you. the tone of brexit coverage is a regular issue with newswatch viewers. this week, breakfast presenter charlie stayt‘s interview with transport secretary chris grayling about brexit negotiations came in for criticism from several viewers who thought it was hostile. if...i‘m not sure what your role was today in being sent out
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and doing media interviews, i know you are doing the rounds today, this is how this works, but was yourjob to reassure people that things are going well and everything's in hand, because i'm not sure that you have done that. 0k. myjob is to say to people, look, we are in the middle of a negotiation, it's a complex negotiation, negotiations have their ups and downs, we are confident that we will reach a sensible basis to move to the next stage of talks. surely charlie stayt does not expect the government to reveal their strategy on live tv for the world to see, and yet he continuously pressed mr grayling over and over again, becoming increasingly rude and offering his own sarcastic responses when he didn't get the answers he was looking for. i'm surprised that mr grayling did not storm of the set.
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i would like to think that bbc reporters can show some respect to their guests. unfortunately it is becoming clear that this is not the case. christine keeler, who was embroiled in the 1963 profumo scandal when she was a young woman, died this week aged 75. at the height of the cold war, the then teenager was the centre of the news media frenzy over her brief relationship with a government minister john profumo, which shut harold macmillan‘s government. jack wheeler tweeted his discomfort with the language used to describe her on news obituaries: and that's all from us. thank you for all your comments this week. if you would like to share your opinions on bbc news, current affairs, or even appear on the programme, you can call us on:
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0r e—mail newswatch@bbc.co.uk. you can find us on twitter and have a look at our website. that's all from us. hello there, good morning. friday was a cold day for all of us, but large parts of the uk stayed dry and sunny. we got some heavy snow showers in northern ireland and into scotland, a covering of snow across parts of wales, and the west midlands, north—west midlands, into western parts of birmingham, badly affected by the earlier snowfall too. now, there's still some snow falling through the night and into the morning, but it's not as widespread, it's not as heavy. but, with the frost more widespread, icy conditions could be more of a problem into saturday morning. we start with some wintry showers,
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possibly moving away from wales, but heading more into the north—west of england. a few wintry showers perhaps for northern ireland, more likely to get some snow across northern scotland. many places will have a dry day. it'll be a sunny day. we'll see cloud increasing in the south—west, signs of some rain. here we've got the highest temperatures, but a cold day across the uk. winds not as strong, so it may not feel quite as cold. but we have drawn down colder air across our shores. and coming into the cold air, well, we saw it briefly in the far south—west, there's some wetter weather from these weather systems. and that brings problems as we head overnight into sunday. so very cold, very quickly, on saturday evening. wet weather coming in from the south—west quickly turns to snow, perhaps for northern ireland, more especially for wales, the midlands, perhaps into east anglia, and moving northwards into northern england. and it's across these central areas that we have the amber snow warning from the met office.
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ten centimetres widely, perhaps more over the higher grounds. the worst of it comes later in the night and early on sunday morning. although snow may continue into the afternoon, it becomes much lighter, probably turning drier across northern ireland. dry and cold across most of scotland. certainly cold underneath that snow mix there. but across the southern parts of england and wales, it does become milder. sunshine and heavy showers, and some strong winds around too. so some snow again on sunday. it tends to peter out later on in the day, but there's a storm coming in from the atlantic. that will bring some stormy winds into parts of spain and france, and that deep area of low pressure having an impact on our shores. it's the south—eastern half of the uk that's more likely to get rain, heavy rain, some really strong winds. there's the risk of some snow, with that undercut of cold airstillaround. lots to play for on monday. that system moves away, and things calm down a bit on tuesday. most places will be dry and bright, but still cold.
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