fact checkers

Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?
26 April 2024

Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on fact checking and how it also affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Government should never have the power to determine what is or is not the truth, let alone silence dissenting views. However, what would be even worse is if unelected, unaccountable
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IPA Research: Internet Censorship Laws Must be Abandoned Due To Fact Checking Bias
1 April 2024

IPA Research: Internet Censorship Laws Must be Abandoned Due To Fact Checking Bias

“The federal government’s deeply flawed, anti-free speech misinformation laws must be shelved as new research has uncovered the entrenched bias of Australia’s main fact checking organisations,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new report analysing the fact checking investigations undertaken by the three main fact checking organisations
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Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?
1 April 2024

Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?

Analysis of Australian fact checking organisations from 2019 to 2024 Under the federal government’s proposed Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, social media companies can be penalised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to remove “misinformation” and “disinformation” from their platforms. It is expected that the social media companies will outsource to fact checking
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The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum
9 November 2023

The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum

The 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum was characterised by the censorship and regulation of public debate in the name of combatting ‘misinformation’. In partnership with social media companies, ‘fact checking’ organisations assessed the ‘truth’ of claims made about the referendum proposal and sought to stop the circulation of claims found to be ‘false’ or ‘misleading’. The three fact checking organisations
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Biased “Fact Checkers” Show How Misinformation Laws Will Be A Disaster For Australia
9 November 2023

Biased “Fact Checkers” Show How Misinformation Laws Will Be A Disaster For Australia

“Throughout the referendum campaign, Australians witnessed unparalleled levels of online censorship driven by the intervention of so-called ‘fact-checkers’. It shows why the government’s proposed misinformation laws must be scrapped,” said John Storey, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Legal Rights Program. New research from the IPA of self-proclaimed ‘fact-checking’ organisations in Australia – AAP FactCheck, RMIT FactLab, and RMIT
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IPA Research Confirms $40 Billion Indigenous Spend Claim Correct
26 September 2023

IPA Research Confirms $40 Billion Indigenous Spend Claim Correct

“One of the most insidious features of the referendum campaign has been the repeated claims of ‘fact-checking’ by the political class, media, and elites to silence the views and opinions of mainstream Australians they disagree with,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On Sunday 24 September 2023, presenters on Channel Ten’s The Project cited
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Being Rigged
2 June 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Being Rigged

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss the latest attempt by fake fact checkers to censor debate on the Voice. And Tony shares his unique perspective on the evolving situation in Ukraine.  Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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Response To Incorrect And Highly Misleading AAP Fact Check Article
1 May 2023

Response To Incorrect And Highly Misleading AAP Fact Check Article

Dear Ms Atkinson Response to incorrect and highly misleading AAP Fact Check article. This letter is to respond to an article published by the AAP on April 19, 2023. The article is entitled “Voice comparisons with NZ tribunal are just wrong” and was published on the “Fact Check” page of the AAP’s website. The article makes serious allegations that the
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Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article
28 April 2023

Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article

Dear Mr Skelton and Professor Cameron Response to incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check article This letter is in response to an article entitled “Does New Zealand’s parliament really play second fiddle to a ‘Māori Voice’?” which appeared in the RMIT ABC Fact Check weekly newsletter “Check Mate” on 14 April 2023 and published on the ABC website. The article makes
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