Full Fact fights bad information.

We’re a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter the harm it does.

What was claimed

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Two UK police forces used the same photo to illustrate two different crimes.

Our verdict

This is incorrect. The tweet from Cumbria Road Police is real, the image of a tweet from Police Scotland is fake.

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If you are in the UK and under coronavirus lockdown with an abusive partner dial 999, wait to be connected, press 55 & hang up.

Our verdict

You will only be prompted to press 55 on a silent call from a mobile. And you should not hang up after typing 55. You should try and cough, tap the handset or whisper to communicate on an emergency call if possible.

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What was claimed

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A vaccine for coronavirus was made in 2001.

Our verdict

The vaccine pictured is one for dogs for canine coronavirus. It does not protect against Covid-19 and is not for humans.

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We’re here to change debate for the better. We ask people to correct the record when they get things wrong, develop new technology to counter misleading claims, and campaign for better information in public life.

Full Fact in the news

The Full Fact Report 2020

Fight bad information in the UK: our calls to improve trust and public debate, in the first of three annual reports.

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Research

What do our readers’ questions tell us about the public’s coronavirus concerns?

We've pulled together the main themes from over 2,400 questions sent in to us as part of our Ask Full Fact series.

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Automated fact checking

How we use AI to help fact check party manifestos

As part of our efforts to fact check the 2019 general election, we’ve been using our AI tools to scrutinise the manifestos of the main parties

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