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News and updates from the Full Fact team

1 April 2016

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 …

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Automatically spotting interesting sentences in parliamentary debates
6 September 2016

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 …

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The election has been factchecked
1 April 2016

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 …

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Full Fact Podcast: Episode 4
1 April 2016

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, …

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The faces behind Full Fact
1 April 2016

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 …

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Full Fact's election centre is homeless
1 April 2016

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.

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We need volunteers to monitor the media and parties
1 April 2016

The Big Monitoring Project

It's open data day, and we need open data about election campaigns.

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The Big Monitoring Project
1 April 2016

Spin off: how some of the UK's top research organisations are supporting factchecking

Inaccurate claims aren’t necessarily down to malicious intent. Often, they come about because people don’t understand the evidence or they’re in a hurry. But whatever the reason, inaccurate information does …

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Spin off: how some of the UK's top research organisations are supporting factchecking
1 April 2016

We want to factcheck the 2015 General Election.

We want to factcheck from 6am to midnight, every day, for the six week run up to the election in May. To do this we need £25,000 to kit out our …

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We want to factcheck the 2015 General Election.
1 April 2016

Full Fact Vs Scroobius Pip

While most of Scroobius Pip’s guests on his Distraction Pieces podcast are celebrities, he also likes to interview people “that aren’t as famous but are very much worth our audience …

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Full Fact Vs Scroobius Pip
1 April 2016

Christmas in graphs #6

Get the final answer to our Christmas quiz here!

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Christmas in graphs #6
1 April 2016

Christmas in graphs #5

The answer to the penultimate question on our Christmas quiz — did you get it right?

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Christmas in graphs #5

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