Factchecking: what, why, how and when will it get awesome?

A Notwestminster 2016 Lightning talk from Mevan Babakar

Notwestminster lightning talksIn 2010 Full Fact was launched as a practical response to the misuse of statistics in public debate. Our factchecks make it possible to choose who and what to trust while our strategic corrections and interventions gradually improve the quality of public debate by changing the behaviour of political figures.

This talk will be a whistle stop tour of Full Fact’s journey so far, and where factchecking will be going in the near future.



Video of Mevan’s talk

Mevan’s slides


Mevan BabakerMevan Babakar
Communications Officer
Full Fact

Mevan manages Full Fact’s communications, individual fundraising, and volunteering. She ran Full Fact’s first ever crowdfunding campaign to factcheck the 2015 general election, raising over £33,000, and has persuaded over 120 people to donate over 4,000 hours of time.

Mevan joined Full Fact in 2014 after working at Cancer Research. She was also a founding member of Bite the Ballot where she launched Britain’s first ever National Voter Registration Day. She graduated with a Masters in Bioengineering from the University of Sheffield.

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