Tories pretend to be factchecking service during leaders’ debate

Tories pretend to be factchecking service during leaders’ debate

Party accused of misleading public by tweeting anti-Labour posts as ‘factcheckUK’

The Conservatives have been accused of misleading the public after they rebranded their official Twitter account as “factcheckUK” during the televised leaders’ debate and used it to publish anti-Labour posts.

The public have increasingly turned to factchecking websites, such as the independent Full Fact, the BBC’s Reality Check, Channel 4 News’ FactCheck and the Guardian’s Factcheck, to verify claims made by politicians.

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