22nd Oct 2015

User-friendly statistics: "What you can say, and what you can't"

We like the Justice Data Lab's user-friendly health warnings on the statistics it produces. Read more

9th Sep 2015

Department of Health to speed up responses to media and Full Fact

The Department of Health has revealed it will introduce measures which should mean if a claim can't be quickly substantiated it won't make it into a speech. Read more

20th Aug 2015

A typology of caveats

A typology of statistical context that includes information and caveats that affect how we might otherwise interpret the figures. Read more

18th Aug 2015

DWP uses 'made up' claimants in benefits leaflet

A benefits leaflet published by the Department for Work and Pensions contained 'made up' claimants, which have now been removed. Read more

14th Aug 2015

FoI madness, but not as we know it

Recent experiences of how requests under the Freedom of Information Act are handled leave us cold. Read more

24th Jul 2015

Statistics are not just numbers: they require context to be useful

We're working on a project to create an open standard for sharing the bits of statistics that aren't numbers: the caveats, context and explanations. Here's why. Read more

7th Jul 2015

Automatically spotting interesting sentences in parliamentary debates

Jake has been volunteering at Full Fact for several weeks now. As part of our work towards more automated factchecking, we showed him the work of Simone Teufel on extracting information … Read more

1st Jun 2015

The election has been factchecked

We have checked a constant stream of political claims during the past 6 weeks, analysed the manifestos in detail, and promoted these findings as widely as we could for the … Read more

28th Apr 2015

Full Fact Podcast: Episode 4

We've launched a podcast for the election. Each week we'll bring you the facts behind the headlines, and news from our election HQ where the team is working 18 hour a … Read more

19th Apr 2015

The faces behind Full Fact

Today, viewers of the Andrew Marr show were treated to a glimpse behind the scenes at Full Fact's election centre. Bringing you the facts behind the spin is a demanding job, … Read more

18th Mar 2015

Full Fact's election centre is homeless

Staring March 30th we plan to run an 18 hour a day factchecking center. We will work tirelessly to make sure that no claim goes unchallenged during the election. The … Read more

13th Mar 2015

We need volunteers to monitor the media and parties

Full Fact is preparing to operate an 18 hour a day factchecking centre, from 6am to midnight every day of the election campaign. Monitoring is the raw material for everything … Read more