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News and updates from the Full Fact team

22 April 2020

Over half of the UK public say they ignore parties and politicians because they don’t know if they can trust them

These are the findings of research we commissioned from BritainThinks during the 2019 general election campaign, thanks to funding for our election work from the Nuffield Foundation.

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Over half of the UK public say they ignore parties and politicians because they don’t know if they can trust them
1 April 2020

Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers

Let's tackle bad information together.

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Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers
13 March 2020

Playing the long game: the impact of fact checkers on public figures, institutions, and the media

In this briefing, Full Fact’s Head of Research Amy Sippitt looks at what fact checking organisations can do to influence public debate.

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Playing the long game: the impact of fact checkers on public figures, institutions, and the media
12 October 2020

How we spoke to 77 fact checkers and helped 21 of them start using Claim Review Schema

In 2019 we ran a project that helped more of our fact checking colleagues around the world adopt Claim Review Schema, and to train them to use it correctly.

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How we spoke to 77 fact checkers and helped 21 of them start using Claim Review Schema
6 March 2020

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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Strengthening the public’s defences: how media literacy can help fight misinformation
28 February 2020

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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What makes us believe a false claim? Age, education, and cognitive biases all play a part
24 February 2020

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? We look into why good communication matters—and what fact checkers can do about it.

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Is a picture worth a thousand words? How to strike the balance between commanding attention and conveying information online
20 February 2020

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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Helping the truth catch up: Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado turn to research to fight bad information
12 February 2020

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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Online harms: we welcome the government’s commitment to freedom of expression, but more action is needed on bad information
19 December 2019

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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The government must stick to its pledge to increase online political campaign transparency
13 December 2019

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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General Election 2019, fact checked
6 December 2019

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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How we use AI to help fact check party manifestos

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