Scouts to tackle fake news as part of UK badge relaunch

Being able to spot difference between facts and opinions is among skills required

Scouts wanting to fill up their sweater with badges need to work on a new skill: spotting fake news.

Alongside more traditional awards for angling, cycling and orienteering, the ability to root out online lies is now to be included in a relaunched digital citizen badge, after Covid-19 unleashed a torrent of fakery.

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