Organization: Full Fact
Applicant: Phoebe Arnold
Assessor: Raymond Joseph
Conclusion and recommendations
Raymond Joseph wrote:
I was responsible for the original assessment of Full Fact in 2017. At the time I made several recommendations, all of which were implemented (see attachment from FF of steps taken, which I am able to confirm were all done).
I am impressed at the increase in the number of fact-checks Full Fact now does since my first assessment in 2017, with several sometimes being published on a single day
I find the degree of transparency of the organisation and the extent of its documentation of its policies and processes to be most impressive. Many of these, in my opinion, are examples of best practices and I have on occasion pointed to some of them as examples, when making recommendations in other fact-checks I have done.
I particularly commend them on their fact-checking toolkit, which includes educational resources for schools. (https://fullfact.org/toolkit/)
In conclusion, I find Full Fact to be fully complaint with IFCN’s code of conduct. Therefore, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending that the IFCN once again give its stamp of approval to Full Fact.