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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The government must not lose focus on the importance of reforming dangerously outdated electoral laws, as it pushes ahead with the rest of its legislative agenda.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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How we use AI to help fact check party manifestos

How we use AI to help fact check party manifestos

As part of our efforts to fact check the 2019 general election, we’ve been using our AI tools to scrutinise the manifestos of the main parties.

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Full Fact partners with Ndemic Creations on new Fake News game scenario

Full Fact partners with Ndemic Creations on new Fake News game scenario

Full Fact have partnered with Ndemic Creations to create a new Fake News scenario of their bestselling game Plague Inc.

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Staying balanced: protecting our impartiality in an election

Staying balanced: protecting our impartiality in an election

During an election, protecting our impartiality is vital. Here's how we do it.

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Full Fact writes to all Parliamentary candidates: “if you don’t know, don’t bluff”

Full Fact writes to all Parliamentary candidates: “if you don’t know, don’t bluff”

This is a vital election and voters deserve good information. We are writing to all candidates with a simple challenge: get your facts right, back up your claims with evidence, …

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Full Fact awarded funds from the Nuffield Foundation to fact check the election

Full Fact awarded funds from the Nuffield Foundation to fact check the election

The Nuffield Foundation has awarded Full Fact £60,000 to improve the understanding and use of evidence in the 2019 general election campaign.

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