October 4, 2022 - 3:00pm

Speaking at this year’s HowTheLightGetsIn festival at Kenwood House in Hampstead, UnHerd’s Executive Editor Freddie Sayers claimed that an obsession with misinformation is resulting in a certain kind of expert shutting down any views which go against accepted wisdom. Freddie was appearing on a panel titled ‘Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers’ and in the remarks above he responds to the event’s central dilemma: do we really need fact-checkers?

The full debate will be released on the festival’s online platform IAI.TV soon. The next HowTheLightGetsIn festival will be returning to Hay, Wales from 26-29 May 2023.