'Now is the time': the journalists fighting fake news before the EU elections

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With warnings of likely Russian meddling, Europe’s debunkers are picking up the pace

“Our job is to debunk stories,” says Thomas Hedin from his Copenhagen office a stone’s throw from Denmark’s seat of power, familiar to many in Britain courtesy of the political TV drama Borgen. “Our job is to say whether something is misleading, fake or true. Thats why we are here.”

Just over two years ago Hedin, 48, was appointed as the first editor of TjekDet, a factchecking spinoff from the Danish equivalent of the Economist magazine, Mandag Morgen, or Monday Morning.

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