I am a reporter specialising in UK politics, social media, the internet, and misinformation. I have a track record of breaking original stories on these topics for the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

I also have extensive broadcasting experience, can edit video using Final Cut Pro, have produced Radio 4 documentaries and TV election broadcasts, am a data and statistics specialist, and speak fluent French.

Here you can find stories I've written. Contact me by email or Twitter.

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Politics and the internet

How a misleading story about Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson's husband went viral

The real people pretending to be 'Boris bots' on Facebook

How death threats spread in pro- and anti-Brexit Facebook groups

The Facebook influencers you've never heard of

Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

The bar chart war in one battleground constituency

Has your local Facebook group been hijacked by politics?

UK government in Google bidding war with Brexit deal opponents 

What’s behind Donald Tusk’s Instagram diplomacy?

Revealed: Advice to Tory MPs on how to be ‘real’ on Instagram

Ivory, the election and social media

Corbyn v May in the battle to go viral

Ten things we learned from following MPs on Instagram

Did they really say that? The rise of fake political quotes

Brexit

Conservative leaflets suggest Brexit delay

Are more British nationals applying for citizenship in EU countries?

What next for the government's Brexit repeal bill?

Does it matter if the UK leaves Euratom?

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Data stories

 

10 charts about sleep 

Why don't MPs say these words any more?

10 charts: Theresa May's first year as prime minister

Gay rights 50 years on: 10 ways in which the UK has changed

Eight things more likely to kill you in 1970s Britain than today

Which MPs don't display party allegiance on Twitter?

10 charts that tell the story of Britain's roads

Behind the scary headlines, 2015 gives reason for optimism

Want to cut down on meat but can't face cold turkey? Try 'reducetarianism'

As Britain welcomes 20,000 Syrians, Eritreans say they also deserve to stay

Britain's tech community links up with charities to help migrants with mobiles

Think the world's getting worse? Think again, says economist

Young, smart and want to save lives? Become a banker, says philosopher

Is it a building? Is it a rock? Using technology to chart the 'unmapped world'

Phone and web companies race to reconnect quake-hit Nepal

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

This Woman Says Her Photos Were Stolen In A Viral Post About The COVID-19 Death Of Her Uncle David. She Doesn’t Have An Uncle David.

British Political Twitter Keeps Freaking Out Over "Bots" That Are Actually Regular People Copying And Pasting Stuff

Here’s Why Some Pictures Of People Supposedly Breaking Coronavirus Social Distancing Rules Can Be Misleading

Two British Yoga Teachers Built A Huge Facebook Page Sharing Spiritual Memes. Now It's Been Named A Coronavirus "Misinformation Superspreader"

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times Backed Brexit And Boris. Now Number 10 Sees It As The Most Hostile Paper In The Country.

Friday's Daily Mail Had A "Wrap" Advert For The First Time Ever. The Government Bought It.

Local Politicians Are Sharing Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus

A UK Government Web Page Is Going Viral As “Evidence” For Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus

An Old Conspiracy Theory Known As "Agenda 21" Has Been Rebooted By The Coronavirus Pandemic

Sorry, But Even Cute Videos About Animals Returning To Cities During The Coronavirus Outbreak Can Be Misleading

A UK Website Was Selling Coronavirus Test Kits To British Consumers For Home Use. That’s Illegal.

Italy’s Far-Right And Nationalist Leaders Are Pushing Debunked Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus To Millions Of Followers

A Fake Bill Gates Quote About The Coronavirus Has Jumped From WhatsApp To Major News Outlets

Misleading Positive News About The Coronavirus Is Going Viral On WhatsApp

No, The British Army Isn't Marching Through London Because Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Could Delay Brexit Talks, Even If They're By Video Chat

Facebook Is Clamping Down On Coronavirus Misinformation In English, But Hoaxes Are Going Viral In Other Languages

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