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Four thousand steps closer to honesty

Four thousand steps closer to honesty

We’re grateful to the 4,257 donors who fought back against bad information this year.

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Standards in public life cannot be upheld without a focus on honesty

Standards in public life cannot be upheld without a focus on honesty

Full Fact response to 'Upholding Standards in Public Life, the Final report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Standards Matter 2 review

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UK public as concerned by the spread of misinformation as immigration and Brexit and the EU

UK public as concerned by the spread of misinformation as immigration and Brexit and the EU

UK public as concerned by the spread of misinformation as immigration and Brexit and the EU

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Towards a common definition of claim matching

Towards a common definition of claim matching

We present a formal definition of what we mean by claim matching and relate this to others’ work and explore the scope of the problem.

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Fact checking works: results from a new international study

Fact checking works: results from a new international study

New evidence that fact checking significantly reduces belief in misinformation.

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Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

Pregnant women can request good, reliable information using our new helpline

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How does Automated Fact Checking work?

How does Automated Fact Checking work?

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionised our lives. So why not apply AI to fact checking?

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How we suggest people on Facebook and Instagram correct posts marked as ‘false’ or ‘partly false’

How we suggest people on Facebook and Instagram correct posts marked as ‘false’ or ‘partly false’

This is our guide to corrections on social media and what we think works the best.

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Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers

Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers

Fact checkers rely on data from national statistics institutes to do their work in fighting misinformation. The Open Data Institute and Full Fact interviewed fact checkers from around the world.

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MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy

MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy

Confirmation that the Online Safety Bill will finally go ahead is welcome: good legislation and regulation could make a significant difference. But it must be balanced with the need to …

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How AI helps us detect 100,000 potential claims a day

How AI helps us detect 100,000 potential claims a day

We can use new machine-learning tools to automatically identify checkable “claims” across online and broadcast media. At the moment, this averages to around 100,000 claims a day - 1,000 times …

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Government communications should serve the public

Government communications should serve the public

Important issues deserve proper scrutiny—not evasive PR campaigns

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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.