Clarification: Media-BBC’s Fake Americans story

Oct 31, 2022, 9:40 PM | Updated: Nov 4, 2022, 10:27 am
This image released by the BBC shows London-based reporter Marianna Spring, who illustrated how dis...

This image released by the BBC shows London-based reporter Marianna Spring, who illustrated how disinformation spreads on sites like Facebook, Twitter and TikTok despite efforts to stop it, and how that impacts American politics. (Robert Timothy/BBC via AP)

(Robert Timothy/BBC via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story published November 1, 2022, The Associated Press reported that the BBC worked with Pew Research Center in coming up with fake profiles of Americans that the BBC used in its examination of social media disinformation. The story should have made clear that Pew was not involved in the BBC’s decision on how to use the profiles.

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Clarification: Media-BBC’s Fake Americans story