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The Express has repeated a misleading claim about Britain’s trade deals, saying: “Since Brexit, Britain has been able to strike new free trade deals with 70 countries worth over £760billion”

As we have previously reported, this figure refers to the total value of the trade in 2020 between the UK and countries with which it has a trade deal—not the additional value of the deals themselves.

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In Prime Minister’s Questions this week, The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “This country is now capable of producing 80% of our own PPE.”

This is based on a snapshot figure from almost a year ago and doesn’t include gloves, which make up around 45% of the UK’s PPE demand. The DHSC told us more up-to-date figures were not available.

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We’re seeing more viral circulation of the myth that if you can’t speak on the phone, you can dial 55 during a 999 call to automatically dispatch the police to where you are. This isn’t accurate.

Dialling 55 doesn’t guarantee that the police will be dispatched to you. It only means you will be connected to a police call handler, who from there, will decide what action to take.

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A framework to fight online misinformation

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A framework to fight online misinformation

An open letter to YouTube demanding effective action against disinformation

80 fact checkers around the world, including Full Fact, are asking YouTube to to improve the information ecosystem.

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An open letter to YouTube demanding effective action against disinformation

The Online Safety Bill: Our response

MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy. Law and regulation for online safety must be balanced with the need to protect - and enhance - freedom of expression.

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The Online Safety Bill: Our response

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