Full Fact Hopes to Fact Check Politics Before the UK Election

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 24, 2015
References: fullfact.org & springwise
In an effort to keep politicians running in the upcoming UK election, this non-profit organization is using the power of the crowd to fact check politics. The independent fact checking charity functions on the belief that press and politicians cannot be trusted to present statistics honestly, even though the official statistics are deemed valid. Leading up to the UK general election, it is more important than ever to make sure the information getting out to the voting public is accurate.

Full Fact is using Crowdfunder to finance a temporary hub in London (which was donated to them by 3Space). Although Full Fact has been around since 2010, this crowdfunding effort is extremely timely. To fact check politics, they will need access to resources and volunteers.