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The FFS Show 23: PartyGate & Freedom of Information with Jenna Corderoy from openDemocracy

The FFS Show is back with a brand new format, guests, segments, music and more!

This week we fact check a claim about ‘negative efficacy’ of the Covid-19 vaccines in Scotland, which caused a bit of a stir overseas. We speak to Jenna Corderoy from openDemocracy about Freedom of Information requests in the UK, transparency and PartyGate.

Finally, we launch a new segment where every week a different person asks Ali to fact check a different fact. This week we check how much food production really happens in Brazil.

FFS Notes:

  • 2020 was worst year on record for UK government secrecy, here.
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Ferret Fact Service (FFS) is a non-partisan fact checker, and a signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers’ code of principles. All the sources used in our checks are publicly available and the FFS fact-checking methodology can be viewed here. Want to suggest a fact check? Go to, email us at or join our Facebook group.

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