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DCMS Sub-Committee to hear from Martin Lewis in first session examining misinformation and trusted voices

28 November 2022

The Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation will question Martin Lewis, Chair of Money Saving Expert, in the first session of its inquiry into misinformation and trusted voices. 

Background to the session

MPs are expected to ask Martin Lewis about what the public are looking for in a trusted voice, whether people trust individuals or organisations more, how he develops his own opinions, and his decision to stay away from “big P” politics.

The session is expected to cover the limitations of trusted voices and how best to combat misinformation.

MPs may also raise the National Academies (which are made up of the Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences). The Committee is likely to explore the role of Government and academics in providing trusted voices and combating misinformation. The funding and reach of national academies may be discussed.


Panel 1: from 10am  

  • Martin Lewis, founder and chair, Money Saving Expert and Money & Mental Health Policy Institute   

Panel 2: from approximately 11am 

  • Professor Carmen Clayton, Professor of Family and Cultural Dynamics, Leeds Trinity University  
  • Professor Rhiannon Mason, Professor of Heritage & Cultural Studies, Newcastle University  
  • Professor Paul Bernal, Professor of Heritage & Cultural Studies, University of East Anglia 

Further information

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