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About the Commission

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3) deals with the crisis in public information. We seek to identify current trends, policy and strategy opportunities which provide ideas for solving the pressing challenges caused by online misinformation.The T3 Commission is led by Professor Charlie Beckett and Professor Sonia Livingstone and up until the report publication in November 2018, was overseen by a group of Commissioners, including LSE academics as well as leading figures from the media and information sectors, politics and civil society. View Commissioners.

Activities carried out in 2018 include:

  • Holding a series of consultative seminars with a wide range of practitioners, experts, officials, researchers, activists, politicians, regulators and civil society representatives.
  • Gathering existing research and mapping initiatives by industry, government and other organisations.
  • Organising public facing events including a major conference.
  • Publishing a final report in autumn 2018.

More information on how the commission works

The detailed agenda has been determined by the Commissioners and the participants in the seminars and conferences and address a range of highly topical problems where critical policy and strategy decisions are currently being made.

The key themes, many of them interrelated, to be addressed are:

The first phase of the Commission was focused on the UK, while recognising the wider European and North American dimension. We hope to use the Commission report to create an international process in 2019 onwards that convenes regional and international processes to address these issues.


The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission is funded by the LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund. This fund combines the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) allocations received by LSE.