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Our Projects > UK election

Polling station for the 2012 London mayoral elections.

What is the project

Full Fact and First Draft specialize in fact-checking and verification and joined forces to clarify and debunk news surrounding the June 8 election in the UK. The project sent two emails to newsroom subscribers based on what staff is seeing in conversations online and what news might to trend.

What is the goal

Our aim is to provide the public with the necessary information to form their own conclusions about the information they receive. By working collaboratively, we hope to more quickly ascertain what is not factual or reliable, and to give that information to newsrooms and the public.

Who is it for

The joint venture was created to help voters in the UK get verified information in order to make the most informed decision on voting day. At the end of the project, recapped our protocols and findings to help other journalism organizations in collaboration.

Project Partners

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Asset 35

A project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, First Draft News is an open-access site that provides practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web.