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False communication offence risks unintended damage to freedom of expression

False communication offence risks unintended damage to freedom of expression

Our response to the government's confirmation that it accepts the Law Commission's recommendations on a false communications offence.

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ASA upholds Full Fact complaint about misleading vaccine advert

ASA upholds Full Fact complaint about misleading vaccine advert

The Advertising Standards Authority rules an advert containing misleading vaccine information breaches their rules.

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Statistics watchdog challenges government's ‘disappointing’ false employment claims

Statistics watchdog challenges government's ‘disappointing’ false employment claims

OSR challenge PM's false employment claims in letter to Downing Street

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Spotify must change its tune on Covid misinformation

Spotify must change its tune on Covid misinformation

Full Fact response to Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek's open letter.

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Full Fact releases updated and improved framework to fight misinformation

Full Fact releases updated and improved framework to fight misinformation

This iteration of the Framework introduces a five step process for using the Framework and template spreadsheets to aid collaboration among or between teams.

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80 fact checkers publish open letter to YouTube demanding effective action against disinformation

80 fact checkers publish open letter to YouTube demanding effective action against disinformation

Fact checkers around the world are asking YouTube to create a roadmap of policy and product interventions to improve the information ecosystem, including working with non-partisan fact checkers.

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Full Fact welcomes Joint Committee's Online Safety Bill report—but questions on freedom of expression unanswered

Full Fact welcomes Joint Committee's Online Safety Bill report—but questions on freedom of expression unanswered

The Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill published their report on the government’s proposed legislation, due next year.

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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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