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ODI Fridays: Full Fact on why bad information ruins lives

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Fri Oct 30, 2020 13:00
Online

This talk will discuss Full Fact’s work on developing technology to help increase the speed, scale and impact of their – and others’ – fact checking.

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Bad information ruins lives. It harms our communities, by spreading hate through misleading claims. It hurts our democracy, by damaging trust in politicians and political processes. It leads to bad decisions, by disrupting public debate on the issues that most affect us, including climate change and public spending

This talk will discuss Full Fact’s work on developing technology to help increase the speed, scale and impact of their – and others’ – fact checking.

About the speaker

Andy Dudfield (@mr_dudders)

Head of Automated Fact Checking: Full Fact

Andy leads Full Fact’s automated fact checking team and is focused on ensuring their automated fact checking technology is developing in line with the needs of fact checkers around the world. Andy was previously the Chief Publishing Officer of the Office for National Statistics and prior to that spent a decade working in product and technology roles at the BBC

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