Full Fact fights bad information

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Full Fact fights bad information

Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy. You deserve better.

Recent fact checks

The Conservative party has claimed the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is planning to introduce a pay-per-mile scheme for drivers.

Mr Khan has repeatedly said he’s ruled this out. The Conservatives have argued this pledge can’t be trusted though. Prior to ruling it out, Mr Khan and Transport for London had previously talked about the potential for pay-per-mile charging.

Mayoral election claims

Multiple media outlets have reported that the number of cases on the NHS England waiting list fell in February 2024 compared with the previous month.

This is technically true, but a change in the system means the data no longer includes certain cases. The number was broadly stable when adjusted to take this into account.

Waiting lists

Viral online posts claim the Canadian embassy in Damascus, Syria, was evacuated 30 minutes before an Israeli airstrike on the nearby Iranian consulate.

This is not true. Canada suspended its embassy and consular operations in Syria in 2012 and has no diplomats in the country.

Syria airstrike