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Both Labour and the Conservatives should stop making these claims about council tax

Both Labour and the Conservatives should stop making these claims about council tax

Both parties claim their councils charge lower tax. Neither use data that can really be used to compare council tax in different areas. So both are making fairly meaningless claims.

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Support our call to protect our elections from abuse by emailing your MP

Support our call to protect our elections from abuse by emailing your MP

Urgent action is needed to make sure the upcoming EU elections aren’t wide open to abuse—and we need your help.

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The EU elections are approaching, the government needs to act now to protect them from abuse

The EU elections are approaching, the government needs to act now to protect them from abuse

Our election laws around political advertising and campaigning online are dangerously out of date and wide open to abuse.

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Research update #3: who shares ‘false news’ and what makes a good graph

Research update #3: who shares ‘false news’ and what makes a good graph

An occasional series summarising research that can inform our work from Full Fact's Research Manager Amy Sippitt.

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Our “backfire effect” research review: areas we need to understand better for factchecking

Our “backfire effect” research review: areas we need to understand better for factchecking

We take a look at some interesting findings for factcheckers from our "backfire effect" review.

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Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers?

Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers?

In our new briefing, Full Fact’s Research Manager Amy Sippitt takes an in-depth look at whether the so-called “backfire effect” really exists—and what it means for factcheckers.

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All that glitters is not gold(en): how the press misreported Mark Carney's speech

All that glitters is not gold(en): how the press misreported Mark Carney's speech

This week, three national newspapers all reported the same misleading phrase from a speech by the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. We look into what went wrong.

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Full Fact to start checking Facebook content as third-party factchecking initiative reaches the UK

Full Fact to start checking Facebook content as third-party factchecking initiative reaches the UK

This month Full Fact is going to begin factchecking images, videos and articles on Facebook, in a bid to slow the spread of misinformation on people’s news feeds.

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Frequently asked questions: Facebook

Frequently asked questions: Facebook

About our work checking content on Facebook.

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£5,000: The true cost of the The Twelve Days of Christmas

£5,000: The true cost of the The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a hefty credit card bill.

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Five ways Full Fact has made a difference this year

Five ways Full Fact has made a difference this year

Let's be honest, it’s been a confusing year in British politics. But through it all, we've made sure you get the facts you deserve.

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In praise of... Alexios Mantzarlis

In praise of... Alexios Mantzarlis

The first Director of the International Fact Checking Network

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