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FEATURE10 August 2018

Facing facts: can promise tracking hold governments to account?

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A research paper produced by two UK students has outlined how the concept of ‘promise tracking’ – a means of holding politicians to account over their pledges – could analyse government progress. By Katie McQuater.

Distinguishing truth from fiction has become ever more pressing in the past couple of years. Fake news, a 24-hour news cycle, and a revival of political rhetoric favouring conjecture over fact has led to a climate of distrust and ...