The British Academy President's Medal winner's event: Full Fact

Wed 24 May 2023, 18:00 - 19:30

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Join members of Full Fact – winner of the 2022 British Academy President’s Medal – in conversation with Professor Julia Black PBA as they discuss their vital work combatting misinformation in the news and media. Discover the challenges of factchecking during a global pandemic, how they’re campaigning for honesty in politics and how they’re utilising AI in the fight against disinformation.

Full Fact is the first organisation to have ever received the prestigious President’s Medal in recognition of its work finding, exposing and countering misinformation and misleading claims. It was awarded to the organisation as a whole, rather than any one individual, to highlight the importance of effective teamwork and collaboration. Founded in 2008 by a cross-party group, Full Fact is a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who seek to safeguard democracy by countering the spread of mis- and disinformation in the public sphere.

The medal is awarded by the President of the British Academy, Professor Julia Black who is Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Speakers: Full Fact teams’ members

Chair: Professor Julia Black, President of the British Academy

This event will have live subtitles provided by StageTEXT, delivered by MyClearText.

Free, booking required

This event will take place at the British Academy ( 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH), with an in-person audience, and will be live streamed on Zoom Webinar. If you have any questions about this event, please refer to our Public Events FAQs. If your question is not answered, please email [email protected].

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