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Phoebe Arnold

International Projects Co-ordinator, First Draft

Phoebe facilitates collaborative journalism projects to tackle misinformation and disinformation in the run up to elections around the world, connecting the fieldwork with researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School‘s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

Previously Phoebe led communications at Full Fact, the UK's leading independent fact-checking organisation. She ran communications for two referendums and two general elections, including overseeing live fact-checking partnerships with ITV News, Buzzfeed and the BBC.

Phoebe was an Advisory Board member of the International Fact-Checking Network from 2016-2018. She helped to design the Code of Principles, which now has 50 verified signatories around the world and is used by Facebook to identify genuine fact-checkers from partisan or state-sponsored ones.

While at Full Fact Phoebe worked with journalists to raise reporting standards, including providing evidence and advice to the BBC Impartiality Review. She worked with the Office for National Statistics to improve the communication of statistics for the benefit of journalists and citizens, including sitting on the steering group for the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice stocktake. 

Phoebe graduated in 2011 with a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford.