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Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers

Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers

Easy access to high-quality statistics makes fact checking easier. Consistent access to high-quality statistics in a way that machines can process means we may be able to use technology to …

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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 protecting freedom of …

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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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Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians

Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians

All MPs should be able to make corrections to the official record.

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Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

We’re seeking feedback on a new shared model to fight online misinformation: the Framework for Information Incidents.

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Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020

Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020

Last year, Full Fact co-hosted a virtual conference, titled 'Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020'. We brought together experts from industry, academia, media, healthcare and government to discuss our common …

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

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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In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp

In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp

In September 2020 Full Fact launched a pilot WhatsApp service aiming to tackle misinformation on the platform, we will be continuing this work in 2021 too.

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A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

Full Fact has published a third paper as part of an ongoing project to build a collaborative model for fighting bad information online

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Full Fact publishes new report on Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking programme

Full Fact publishes new report on Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking programme

Our second report on Full Fact's experience of the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme run by Facebook

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

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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