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Fighting the causes and consequences of bad information: the Full Fact Report 2020

Fighting the causes and consequences of bad information: the Full Fact Report 2020

By Staff Writer

Fighting the causes and consequences of bad information: the Full Fact Report 202030 April 2020 | Full Fact TeamAs fact checkers, we want to reduce the spread of information that can disrupt democracy or put people’s lives at risk. In a new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we draw on our ten years of experience—covering three elections, the EU referendum and the current coronavirus pandemic—to set out why bad information starts, how it spreads and what we can do about it. Regulatory responses to tackling bad information must be proportionate to ensure free speech. Efforts to tackle bad information should not be at the expense of the other fundamentals within a democracy, including the rights to freedom of opinion and of expression. Read the report in fullThis is the first in a planned series of three annual reports, monitoring progress in the fight against bad information.