Friday, 14 July 2017
The lies are all out there -
Ian Burrell reports in the i newspaper that Full Fact, the UK's independent fact-checking charity, is to receive funding to help its service. The Omidyar Foundation, set up by eBay's founder, and Open Society Foundations, the brainchild of George Soros, have together awarded half-a-million dollars for the development of automated fact-checking tools.
When the row over fake news generated by LeaveEU and its ilk was at its height, I recommended that people check all statements with Full Fact, rather than InFacts. I am not saying that InFacts told lies, but as a clearly pro-Remain site it could not be seen as impartial, which Full Fact is.