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We need to set up an international body to fight fake news

The world has undoubtedly got a fake news problem – there is a compelling case for setting up an international body to combat it, writes Graham Lawton

Comment | Comment 2 June 2021

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I AM not a gambler, but every now and then something comes across my desk that looks worth a punt. I’m also not a tipster – who gives away their inside info? – but I’m going to have to show my hand, or this won’t be much of a column. My tip for the day: Sheldon Himelfarb to win the Nobel peace prize.

Hardly a household name, admittedly. And not a bet that is likely to pay out any time soon. I’m playing the long game, a bit like the time I decided to put a tenner on one of my sons …