Fake News Observatory
Our Ongoing Campaign
Polis Analysis has been campaigning to build awareness of the threat of fake news, misinformation and disinformation to democracy and public health, as well as for UK policy makers to adopt the solutions we have researched to mitigate the threat.
Our campaign has focussed on how young people, who disproportionately consume news on social media compared to other age groups, are particularly vulnerable to harmful fake news content online.
As part of our campaign to fight fake news, Polis Analysis has submitted evidence to the UK Parliament on the need to take legislative action to tackle online misinformation. We have undertaken our own independent research on this vital issue and have raised awareness by publishing in national media and delivering talks at universities.
Polis Analysis is partnering with like-minded organisations that share our core belief that people must be empowered with the facts, not fake news. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our campaign to fight fake news, either as a partner or to enquire about joining our Fake News Research Unit.
14. März 2023
The Government is Announcing £20m of Funding for BBC World Service to Tackle Disinformation
The Polis Analysis team is happy to see that – as part of the investments into safeguarding the UK from outside forces – disinformation is seriously being seen as a legitimate threat to the security and stability of our society.
28. Feb. 2023
The Fight Against Misinformation, Disinformation, and Fake News Is Just Beginning: Interview with Polis Founder Thomas Barton
It is the long-term threats that we need to be most concerned about – every day, we are feeling the corrosive impacts of misinformation, but its effect on society and democracy will only fully show in the longer term.
13. Jan. 2023
The Government Can No Longer Ignore the Dangers of Fake News
The widely debated Online Safety Bill might soon be enacted into UK law. However, it unfortunately overlooks one very covert, but crucial form of harmful online content: fake news.
21. Sept. 2021
Online Safety Bill: Written evidence submitted by Polis Analysis (OSB0108)
We submitted evidence to the pre-legislative parliamentary scrutiny committee calling for a holistic approach to tackling online misinformation.
16. Dez. 2020
Youth Are Not Immune From Fake News
While misinformation – ‘fake news’ – is often seen as a generational problem, such a simplification is both dangerous and deceptive.