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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The government must not lose focus on the importance of reforming dangerously outdated electoral laws, as it pushes ahead with the rest of its legislative agenda.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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Fact checking the 2019 election: what makes a well communicated fact check?

Fact checking the 2019 election: what makes a well communicated fact check?

Our new briefing draws together peer-reviewed academic research to find what makes a fact check well communicated and understood.

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Our pledge to you this election–and how you can help

Our pledge to you this election–and how you can help

It’s happening. The UK is heading to the polls on 12th December. And at Full Fact, we're ready for the campaign.

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Full Fact welcomes Facebook’s call for new UK laws to protect elections

Full Fact welcomes Facebook’s call for new UK laws to protect elections

We welcome Facebook's call for new UK laws to protect our elections. But it can’t be left to Facebook to safeguard our democracy.

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Review and reflections: Truth and Trust Online 2019

Review and reflections: Truth and Trust Online 2019

We summarise the event and reflect on some of the key takeaways.

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Full Fact fights bad information

Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy. You deserve better.