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News and updates from the Full Fact team

28 May 2021

How we suggest people on Facebook and Instagram correct posts marked as ‘false’ or ‘partly false’

This is our guide to corrections on social media and what we think works the best.

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How we suggest people on Facebook and Instagram correct posts marked as ‘false’ or ‘partly false’
12 May 2021

Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers

Fact checkers rely on data from national statistics institutes to do their work in fighting misinformation. The Open Data Institute and Full Fact interviewed fact checkers from around the world.

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Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers
11 May 2021

MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy

Confirmation that the Online Safety Bill will finally go ahead is welcome: good legislation and regulation could make a significant difference. But it must be balanced with the need to …

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MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy
2 April 2021

How AI helps us detect 100,000 potential claims a day

We can use new machine-learning tools to automatically identify checkable “claims” across online and broadcast media. At the moment, this averages to around 100,000 claims a day - 1,000 times …

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How AI helps us detect 100,000 potential claims a day
31 March 2021

Government communications should serve the public

Important issues deserve proper scrutiny—not evasive PR campaigns

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Government communications should serve the public
26 March 2021

How to spot misleading poll figures

Polls often dominate political conversation but it can sometimes be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. Here are a few steps you can follow to help you judge …

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How to spot misleading poll figures
19 March 2021

Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians

All MPs should be able to make corrections to the official record.

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Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians
17 March 2021

Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

We’re seeking feedback on a new shared model to fight online misinformation: the Framework for Information Incidents.

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Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents
12 March 2021

Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020

Last year, Full Fact co-hosted a virtual conference, Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020, to discuss common misinformation challenges and best practice

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Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020
27 January 2021

Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

The pandemic exposed dangerous gaps in public data and communication systems - the government must act now to protect the public

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Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021
18 January 2021

In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp

In September 2020 Full Fact launched a pilot WhatsApp service aiming to tackle misinformation on the platform, we will be continuing this work in 2021 too.

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In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp
18 December 2020

A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

Full Fact has published a third paper as part of an ongoing project to build a collaborative model for fighting bad information online

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A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

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