Fact-checking and trust in the media

Having a fact-checking mechanism was a popular suggestion at the Select Committee hearings, and could be among the measures to be recommended.

While the end goal is to help people verify information, witnesses proposed different ways to do this, including having a fact-checking service, setting up independent fact-checking organisations or supporting fact-checking networks online.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Fact-checking and trust in the media'. Print Edition | Subscribe