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The FFS Show 24: Technology & Automated Fact Checking with Andrew Dudfield from Full Fact

This week on the FFS Show we talk Scottish Independence, pensions, Valentine’s Day and have a chat with Andrew Dudfield from Full Fact.

The interview spans several topics around misinformation, fact checking around the world, its implications for new platforms and the future of automated fact checking.

Thanks to the submission from a listener, we take a look back at the fact check on pensions and Scottish Independence – the big questions, controversies and recent statements. We also look at the common online claim that Valentine’s Day was made up by greetings cards companies with some historical FFS lenses.

Remember you can tell us what we should fact check by filling out this very short form.

Podcast Notes:

  • Follow Andrew on Twitter, here.
  • Read more on Full Fact’s AI fact-checking here
  • Follow The Ferret on socials, here.
  • Send us your ideas for fact checks over at

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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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