DPIR academics criticise misinformation in EU Referendum campaigns

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Anne Deighton, Cecile Fabre, Iain McLean, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Alan Ryan, Zofia Stemplowska and Richard Caplan were among over 200 academics who have signed an open letter to the Daily Telegraph, criticising misinformation in the EU Referendum campaigns.

The letter states, "A referendum result is democratically legitimate only if voters can make an informed decision".

"As the campaign draws to a close, an informed public decision true to the values of British democracy depends on a change of tone."


The full text of the letter can be read on the website of UCL's Constitution Unit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/constitution-unit-news/130616

The full list of signatories is available on the Telegraph website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/06/13/letters-both-remain-and-leave-are-propagating-falsehoods-at-publ/