Latest news: New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability.
Fact-checkers such as PolitiFact and Factcheck.org scrutinise politicians in the US by examining the public statements given to and reported by news organisations. ...Read full story
Latest news: The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences. This intervention is being brought about to address the critical shortage of social scientists with the quantitative skills needed to evaluate evidence and analyse data....Read full story