A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested.
The Cairncross Review into the future of UK news said such sites should help users identify fake news and “nudge people towards news of high quality”.
The review also said Ofcom should assess the BBC’s impact on online news on other providers.
In addition, the report called for a new Institute for Public Interest News.
Such a body, it said, could work in a similar way to the Arts Council, channelling public and private funding to “those parts of the industry it deemed most worthy of support”.
They’d just put a fox in charge of the hen house anyway.