FactCheck

Channel 4 News has launched a new minisite called FactCheck which aims to provide unbiased analysis into the increasing political spin and mud-slinging in the run-up to the UK General Election of 5 May (the original idea was taken from the U.S. based factcheck.org site).

For example today’s story, “What’s wrong with this photo?,” shows how Ed Matts, a Conservative candidate for Labour’s marginal Dorset South seat, photoshopped an image of himself and former Conservative Home Office Minister Ann Widdecombe at a demonstration by changing the text of their placards to better fit the Tory manifesto on immigration policy reform.

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