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Facebook Watch gets a news show to tackle fake news

The latest misinformation-fighting show for Facebook's mobile streaming platform comes from the UK's Channel 4 News.

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News interviews Christopher Wylie, a key player in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Facebook's latest attempt to tackle fake news is a news show for Facebook Watch, the social network's video-on-demand service.

The new show, Uncovered, will launch in 2019. Each weekly 10-minute episode, designed to be watched on mobile devices, will focus on a single topic.

Uncovered will be produced by the UK's award-winning Channel 4 News. The online show joins other current affairs programming from US networks including CNN and Fox News, launched as part of Facebook's commitment to funding "trustworthy, informative and local" news.

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