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At Prime Minister’s Questions, and in response to Labour leader Keir Starmer’s questions about the legislation, Boris Johnson defended the current rules and pointed out that Labour had previously said it would repeal the Lobbying Act

We put together a quick guide to the act, including what has happened since it was passed and what Labour has said about repealing it.

What is the 2014 Lobbying Act?

Following the announcement of the European Super League, a number of fake quotes attributed to notable figures in football–Jürgen Klopp, Sir Alex Ferguson & José Mourinho–have gone viral on social media

All three stories were false. But they are a timely reminder of how we can all fall for fake stories during fast-moving, high-profile and emotive news events.

Where do fake quotes come from?

Several news outlets and social media users have raised concerns about a Covid-19 variant dubbed the “Nigerian variant” being more deadly

This is misleading, because we don’t yet know the true number of people infected. Only 328 cases of the “Nigerian variant” have been found so far, which makes it hard to be confident about how deadly it is.

How common is this variant?

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Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

Over the next eight weeks, we’re seeking feedback on a new shared model to fight online misinformation: the Framework for Information Incidents.

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Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

The pandemic exposed dangerous gaps in public data and communication systems - the government must act now to protect the public

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Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

The challenges of online fact checking: how technology can (and can’t) help

New research report into the main challenges faced by global fact checkers when finding and checking claims online

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The challenges of online fact checking: how technology can (and can’t) help

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