Conservatives defend 'factcheckUK' rebranding
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Election debate: Conservatives defend 'factcheckUK' Twitter profile

The Conservative Party has been sharply criticised by a UK fact-checking agency after it rebranded one of its Twitter accounts.

The @CCHQPress account - the Tory press office - was rebranded as "factcheckUK" for Tuesday's live TV debate involving Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly defended the rebranding.

He told BBC Newsnight: "The Twitter handle of the CCHQ press office remained CCHQPress, so it's clear the nature of the site."

  • 20 Nov 2019
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