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

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

Since 16th March, our readers have sent in over 2,400 questions about the new coronavirus. We pulled together the recurring themes to try to find out what the public cares …

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Over half of the UK public say they ignore parties and politicians because they don’t know if they can trust them

Over half of the UK public say they ignore parties and politicians because they don’t know if they can trust them

These are the findings of research we commissioned from BritainThinks during the 2019 general election campaign, thanks to funding for our election work from the Nuffield Foundation.

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Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers

Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers

Let's tackle bad information together.

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Playing the long game: the impact of fact checkers on public figures, institutions, and the media

Playing the long game: the impact of fact checkers on public figures, institutions, and the media

In this briefing, Full Fact’s Head of Research Amy Sippitt looks at what fact checking organisations can do to influence public debate.

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How we spoke to 77 fact checkers and helped 21 of them start using Claim Review Schema

How we spoke to 77 fact checkers and helped 21 of them start using Claim Review Schema

In 2019 we ran a project that helped more of our fact checking colleagues around the world adopt Claim Review Schema, and to train them to use it correctly.

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Strengthening the public’s defences: how media literacy can help fight misinformation

Strengthening the public’s defences: how media literacy can help fight misinformation

We trace the history of media and information literacy, and showcase the range of interventions fact checkers can use to build a culture for accuracy.

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What makes us believe a false claim? Age, education, and cognitive biases all play a part

What makes us believe a false claim? Age, education, and cognitive biases all play a part

In part two of our fighting bad information research series, we look at why and when we’re more likely to believe in something which isn’t true

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Is a picture worth a thousand words? How to strike the balance between commanding attention and conveying information online

Is a picture worth a thousand words? How to strike the balance between commanding attention and conveying information online

What makes you notice a fact check when reading the news online? In the first of our fighting bad information research series, we look into why good communication matters—and what …

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Helping the truth catch up: Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado turn to research to fight bad information

Helping the truth catch up: Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado turn to research to fight bad information

Full Fact’s Research Team and partners at Africa Check and Chequeado draw on the latest academic evidence to explain what shapes belief in misinformation, and how to fight it.

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Online harms: we welcome the government’s commitment to freedom of expression, but more action is needed on bad information

Online harms: we welcome the government’s commitment to freedom of expression, but more action is needed on bad information

Bad information ruins lives. Today’s response from the government about their online harms proposals recognises this threat, but there isn’t enough concrete action on how to tackle it.

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

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

The government must not lose focus on the importance of reforming dangerously outdated electoral laws, as it pushes ahead with the rest of its legislative agenda.

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General Election 2019, fact checked

General Election 2019, fact checked

We knew independent, impartial, timely fact checking would be more needed than ever this election. So we asked for your help and have been overwhelmed by the response.

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