The term fake news is one that came from America and has been associated with events there. However, last week we had a major example of fake news right here in the UK. A story in a national left-wing newspaper stated “The Tories have rejected all scientists and voted that animals don’t feel pain”. mThis spread like wildfire on social media, including by television presenters with large social media followings. It was estimated that two million people had seen online material relating to this story and nearly half a million people signed online petitions to protest.