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Full Fact welcomes new report from Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee

Full Fact welcomes new report from Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee

By Staff Writer

Today saw the publication of a report by a committee in the House of Lords who were tasked with considering the impact of digital technologies on our democracy. Recognition of the important role that fact checkers play in combating bad information online, and the pressures that we face when expanding our work across multiple platforms. The report notes that must be matched by increased collaboration with independent researchers, including access to data for experts and fact checkers. We now see people suffering from curable diseases because they have been misled by false information about vaccines. There is false information about public health issues related, for example, to the rollout of 5G mobile communications technology.