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Full Fact and automated factchecking

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Mevan Babakar's presentation on Full Fact's automated factchecking project, from the Data Journalism UK conference in Birmingham, December 2017

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Full Fact and automated factchecking

  1. 1. The future of Full Fact fullfact.org @FullFact Tools we’re creating to make factchecking easier
  2. 2. Distribution Mechanisms ● Individuals sharing ● Individuals sharing as part of a concerted effort ● Advertising ● Targeted advertising ● Bot networks creating fake amplification ● Bot networks targeting influential users ● Leaks ● Using mass media to amplify
  3. 3. Monitor Spot Check Publish Easier Harder
  4. 4. Images Text (eg Twitter, Newspapers) Speech and video Domain (eg URLs) Easier Harder Monitor
  5. 5. “Live factchecking is notoriously difficult but by working with Full Fact we were able to scrutinise the politicians claims and counterclaims, properly” Jonathan Levy, Sky News "I think I need you sitting beside me every time I interview a politician" Iain Dale, LBC
  6. 6. Live Live is a live factchecking tool. It identifies claims in real time, and provides short verdicts or data for journalists and factcheckers.
  7. 7. 1. Uses factcheckers databases to correct misinformation in real-time 2. Uses primary source data (eg. ONS) to synthesise factchecks in real-time
  8. 8. Trends Trends is a monitoring tool that allows factcheckers to see who is repeating inaccurate information, and allows them to target their work and corrections for maximum impact.
  9. 9. We are building the pipes and sewers for the community to build on
  10. 10. Six Principles That we have in mind as we build this system. ★ Open roadmaps ★ Open standards ★ Shared systems ★ Open evaluation ★ Think globalsize ★ For public benefit
  11. 11. What don’t we do
  12. 12. Thank you. fullfact.org @FullFact @MeAndVan

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