Why good statistics are so important for fact checkers12 May 2021 | Andrew DudfieldFact checkers rely on data from national statistics institutes to do their work in fighting misinformation. The Open Data Institute (ODI) and Full Fact interviewed fact checkers around the world about the statistics data they use. One of the keys to fact checking bad information is easy access to high-quality good information. Fact checkers often also include the context in the fact check they create. Many fact checkers said it was very important to link data across time and make comparisons with previous years.