Press lies & manipulation

There have been incidents whereby the press have manipulated news content and at times lied in their reports. These events highlight how much control the press have over what we read.

Use the following sources to research the link between the Hillsborough disaster and The Sun newspaper.

Make notes or a factsheet of your findings.Sun Truth

Guardian: What the Sun said 15 years ago

Guardian: Police lied to media at Hillsborough

Telegraph: Sun ‘profoundly sorry’

Use the internet to research one other event which has been reported in a manipulated or false way. Bring notes on this to the lesson.

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