Factchecking Automation and Claim Tracking System (FACTS)

United Kingdom Project type: prototype Full Fact


FACTS will give journalists the killer question the moment they need it. It will save time, when journalists have never had less. It will help stop misinformation spreading through the news. It will help journalism maintain the credibility that audiences demand.

Our tool has two modes. One identifies claims we have factchecked before and provides a verdict. The most innovative mode factchecks claims automatically using statistical analysis—something never done before.

The solution

FACTS will be the first fully automated factchecking tool: our original technology will recognise claims in political debates and online media and immediately alert journalists if they are inaccurate.