Talk Abstract: Automated Factcheckin. Factchecking is one solution to the multifaceted problems behind the catchall term ‘fake news’. Join Full Fact, the UK’s independent factchecking charity, to discuss how they plan to make factchecking dramatically more effective with technology that exists now, both here in the UK and beyond.
Bio: Will has been the Director of Full Fact since 2010, through three referendums, the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, the European Parliamentary and 2015 and 2017 general elections. He appears regularly on TV, radio, and at events to discuss Full Fact’s work and factchecks, as well as giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and select committee inquiries. Before Full Fact, Will worked for the non-party affiliated peer Lord Low of Dalston and the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety.