The BBC is sending some of its best paid journalists into schools to provide mentoring on fake news.
Huw Edwards, Kamal Ahmed and Amol Rajan are among those who go into around 1,000 schools and sixth forms across the UK.
A ‘Reality Check Roadshow’ will also tour the country and local schools will be able to nominate their own ‘Reality Checker’ pupils to attend one of a dozen regional events. Some will be invited to present their own Reality Check reports on BBC School Report News Day in March 2018.
BBC head of news James Harding said: “Never has it been so important for young people to develop their critical thinking and to be news literate, and have the skills to filter out fakery from the truth, especially on their busy social media feeds.
“BBC News, as the most trusted news provider and home of Reality Check, is ideally placed to bring this project to schools and young people around the country.”