This morning the BBC World Service were airing a documentary on the importance of teaching children 'critical thinking' to combat 'fake news'.
Several times they quoted that 'over 80% of children cannot recognise fake news' without any facts to support the figure.
They had an interview with a teacher in California who was getting kids to research 'what happened to the Maine'.
I'd never heard of it so I looked it up.
The Maine was a battleship/cruiser that blew up in Havana harbour and initially blamed on Spain to help justify the Spanish-American war.
A board of enquiry initially found that the Maine was destroyed by an external explosion from a mine.
The modern consensus seems to be that an accidental fire led to the magazines exploding.
The teachers angle was the original propaganda angle vs. the actual cause.
There is also a 'conspiracy' theory that the whole thing was a false flag, also dismissed as 'fake news'.
Given what we now know of the many CIA operations against Castro, the Tonkin incident etc. I'm not so sure we'll ever know.
The MSM are terrified of the growth of social media.
Fuck the BBC