Pippa Allen-Kinross (@pippa_ak )

Pippa Allen-Kinross

Bio Journalist @FullFact. Get in touch: pippa.allen-kinross@fullfact.org
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Account created 23-02-2014 21:07:54
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Twitter Web App : It's true that Keir Starmer was Director of Public Prosecutions when it was decided there was insufficient evidence to charge Jimmy Savile - but he was not the prosecuting lawyer on the case.

fullfact.org/online/keir-st…

iPhone : Many Twitter accounts have shared the claim that there has been a 200% increase in suicides since lockdown began.

We cannot find any evidence for this figure.

If you need confidential support, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

fullfact.org/online/suicide…

Twitter Web App : Starmer and Johnson clashing over the govts promised app - ... fact checkers full fact looked at this yday ... Here it is - fullfact.org/health/coronav…

Twitter Web App : Posts claiming to share a police bulletin that warns of scammers handing out face masks doused with chemicals are not true.

There's no evidence of this happening, and the same claim has been spread globally and debunked in many countries around the world

fullfact.org/online/police-…

iPhone : Boris Johnson claimed in Parliament that ‘no country currently has a functioning track and trace app’.

Multiple countries have launched track and trace apps, although it’s too early to say whether they will be effective in helping combat Covid-19.

fullfact.org/health/coronav…

Twitter Web App : Sir Keir Starmer claimed at #PMQs that 600,000 more children are in poverty than in 2012, which is correct according to government data.

So Boris Johnson was incorrect to say that Mr Starmer is “completely wrong” about past trends in child poverty.

fullfact.org/economy/child-…

Twitter Web App : We welcome this announcement from Twitter.

For a long time we have called on internet companies to do more to reduce the spread of harmful information online, and this alone is not enough.

We hope this will be just one of a range of new measures to promote good information. twitter.com/TwitterSupport…

iPhone : It was widely reported that new antibody tests to detect whether someone has had coronavirus are ‘100% accurate’.

However, evaluation of the tests by Public Health England shows that the tests are not 100% accurate and do occasionally make mistakes.

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iPhone : We back today’s call from UK Statistics Authority for improvements to the government’s Covid-19 testing data.

With lives at stake, we all deserve the best possible information during the current health crisis. twitter.com/UKStatsAuth/st…

iPhone : This story about a Cumrbrian journalist on a local paper who had to seek police protection after small town politics mixed with Facebook anger is astonishing. theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/m…

Twitter Web App : We’ve taken a look at what the law and the guidelines said about the lockdown rules when Dominic Cummings travelled to Durham.

fullfact.org/health/dominic…

Twitter Web App : It's been claimed on social media that Dominic Cummings was a member of Oxford University’s Bullingdon Club and was photographed with Boris Johnson and David Cameron.

However, the man identified as Mr Cummings in the photograph is actually Harry Eastwood.
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iPhone : Each week the Prime Minister announces how many NHS staff and care workers have died of Covid-19.

The NHS figures only cover England, and the care workers figure only covers England and Wales and is up to a month out of date.

fullfact.org/health/we-dont…

Twitter Web App : Matt Hancock claimed nurse salaries had risen significantly in recent years.

These increases don’t counterbalance falls in real terms pay over the past decade.

fullfact.org/health/nurse-p…

iPhone : We’ve been asked whether parents can meet people from other households with their child.

This is not currently allowed.

fullfact.org/health/social-…

Twitter Web App : There's been confusion over when some people were expected to return to work in the lockdown.

A Downing Street press release suggested it would be Monday, and this was widely reported, but the gov't later said changes wouldn’t be in place until Wednesday. fullfact.org/health/coronav…

Twitter Web App : At PMQs, Keir Starmer claimed that, until 12 March, government guidance had said people in care homes were ‘very unlikely’ to be infected with Covid-19.

Boris Johnson said this was incorrect, but Mr Starmer was correct and previous guidance did say this.

fullfact.org/health/coronav…