It has become clear, via our esteemed media, that many of the reasons that caused people to vote for Donald Trump were the result of fake news.
This is not a trifling matter; fake news means that people can be fooled into making unwise choices with their vote. It is not only our democracy that is under threat. Some people have been spreading the word that Gold is money.
The situation is deteriorating and the media should not have to carry this burden alone. It is time for the government to do something.
The government must form a committee of experts who will decide The Truth in all matter. That body should be answerable to a new government department: The Ministry for Truth.
Departures from The Truth must be made a criminal offence, with severe penalties.