Misinformation and disinformation cause real harm to people’s lives, health, finances and to democracy. We work with policy makers to look at the ways they can ensure good information is available, easy to find, and understood; and what can be done to tackle misinformation and disinformation without harming free speech.

We published a major policy report on misinformation and disinformation in 2018 called Tackling Misinformation in an Open Society: what to do when the cure might be worse than the disease.

Helping everyone feel confident choosing what to trust

Providing better information

  • October 2019: Full Fact submitted evidence to the House of Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
  • September 2019: Full Fact wrote to MPs and peers warning that the government must urgently update election laws to tackle the threat of interference and disinformation campaigns.
  • August 2019: Full Fact wrote to the Head of the Government Communications Service, asking for a public explanation of the governance of the planned £100m public information campaign on preparing for a no-deal Brexit 
  • July 2019: Full Fact responded to the government's Online Harms White Paper consultation 
  • July 2019: Full Fact and 11 other organisations published a joint letter to the Secretary of State about the National Data Strategy consultation, asking for urgent action in seven key areas. We received a response on 20 August.
  • July 2019: Our evidence was quoted in the report of the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Commitee on the Governance of Official Statistics
  • March 2019: Chief Executive Will Moy gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Commitee on the Governance of Official Statistics  

 

For more information on our policy work, please contact our Policy and Impact Officer Rebecca Hill. We'll be adding more of our past policy work to this page over time.

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