Fox News is trying to push out fake news stories on its flagship channel.
In a new article on Fox Business, senior Fox News executive Bill Shine writes that the network’s network news team has become more concerned about the influence of fake news on viewers than ever.
In recent months, Fox News has seen a surge in false and misleading stories, especially about its coverage of President Donald Trump and the election.
“We are not alone in seeing this,” Shine wrote.
“I know from personal experience that Fox News and other media outlets are struggling to balance the need to present accurate information with the need for critical and timely analysis of the news.”
He continued: “In an era of hyperpartisan media, it is important for all of us to hold ourselves to a higher standard of accuracy, fairness and accuracy.”
Fox News’s network is the second-most watched in the U.S. on TV, behind only CBS.
“Fake news is no laughing matter,” Shine added.
“It is a danger to our democracy and a threat to our way of life.”
Fox Business has seen its share of fake stories.
Earlier this year, the network launched a new project, “The Real News.”
Its goal: “to make the news, with an eye toward debunking myths and myths with the truth.”
The network’s chief news anchor, Catherine Herridge, told Business Insider that the program is “a way to put forward news that is more balanced, to try to make it more accessible and to help us understand the world around us.”
But she stressed that Fox Business isn’t the only outlet grappling with fake news.
CNN, the most watched news network in the country, recently announced that it was adding a program to its news division called “The Truth” that aims to debunk some of the most extreme conspiracy theories around.
Fox Business executives have not yet responded to requests for comment.
The Fox News program is a new way for Fox News to reach audiences that are skeptical of mainstream media and its leaders.
It has also helped Fox News beat CNN in ratings, according to a Fox Business report.
But the network also faces scrutiny from some outside the news industry.
In December, Fox Business’s chief executive, Roger Ailes, resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
His departure sparked criticism from some members of the Fox News management team.
In response, Shine wrote that the company is “continuing to work with the women who have come forward to support them.”
Shine also pointed to Fox Business News’ “Truth” program, which he said “has been a significant and critical component of the network in terms of its efforts to present a more balanced and objective news presentation.”
Fox’s chief White House correspondent, Bill Shine, told The Wall Street Journal that Fox has “a lot of work to do” on its fake news program.
But he also warned that the media industry has “to continue to work to make our democracy stronger and more transparent.”