Angelina Jolie to Produce Show for Children to Spot Fake News
Angelina Jolie is trying to raise more awareness by educating children through a program that helps them identify and stop the spread of fake news on social media
Angelina Jolie is one of the most philanthropic celebrities in the world. Not only does she support a number of charities across the globe, but this time around, she is trying to raise awareness for a different kind of issue that exists. The actress will be teaming up with BBC to help produce a show that will help children identify and stop the spread of fake news, reported Variety. The show, titled, BBC My World, will explain the stories behind news and offer facts and information that helps kids over the age of 13 make up their own minds on pressing international issues.
Speaking of the new initiative, Angelina shared, “As a parent I am happy to be able to give my support to a program that aims to help children learn more about the lives of other young people around the world, and connect to them to each other. I hope it will help children find the information and tools they need to make a difference on the issues that matter to them, drawing on the BBC World Service’s network of thousands of journalists and multiple language services around the world.”
According to Variety, the series will tap the reporting of the BBC World Service and is a co-production with Angelina and Microsoft Education, however, BBC will retain final editorial approval of content in the series. Each episode will be aired weekly for half-hour and will be broadcast on BBC World News and its content will be shared with 42 different language services. It will also be made available via a YouTube channel and the BBC iPlayer in the UK. Producers see the show as a tool to help young audiences, who come across all kinds of news content on social media, yet have less knowledge of how to distinguish it by levels of quality.