Will Moy is director of Full Fact, the UK’s only independent fact-checking organisation.
Full Fact’s work has been used by politicians of all major UK parties and newspapers from the Daily Mail to the Guardian. It has also led to corrections and other changes from the same range of politicians and papers, the BBC, interest groups, government departments and select committees.
Last year Full Fact won the Political Transparency Award from the Political Studies Association in recognition of the “important strides they have made towards ensuring that public debate is based on fact rather than fiction.”
Before Full Fact, Will worked for the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety and then as a researcher in the UK House of Lords for the non-party affiliated peer Lord Low of Dalston. Part of the impetus for Full Fact came from his experience there of how laws can be shaped by unsubstantiated claims.
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