Full Fact fights bad information.

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

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It’s against the law to travel with an unrestrained pet in your car.

Our verdict

It’s not against the law to drive with your pet unsecured, but if the animal distracts you or you have an accident then this could be an offence.

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Dettol antiseptic spray says it kills human coronavirus.

Our verdict

That is correct but that doesn’t mean that Dettol spray can kill the new coronavirus identified in Wuhan. Coronavirus is a category of viruses that includes the common cold, and it is likely this the label is referring to.

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Deaths have risen in the UK since 2011.

Our verdict

This is correct, but after accounting for the changing size and age structure of the UK, rates of death have stayed about the same since 2011. This represents a stalling of death rates following decades of falling death rates.

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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

It can’t be left to Facebook to safeguard democracy

Facebook are implementing new advertising guidelines after Full Fact spotted altered headlines being run by the Conservative Party.

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Our policy work and impact

The government must stick to its pledge to increase online political campaign transparency

In response to the Queen's Speech, Full Fact urges the government to prioritise reforms to electoral laws

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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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