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Hacked Off director accused of ‘lying’ under oath

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 8, 2013 | 2 min read

Hacked Off, the press campaign group which presents itself as being whiter than white, is under pressure following allegations that one of its directors gave false evidence under oath to the Leveson inquiry.

Will Moy, head of Full Fact the campaign group fighting against ‘inaccuracy in the media’, told Lord Leveson that the group was ‘constituted as a charity, and in the process of registering as a charity” and as such operated “under a statutory public benefit obligation’.

However subsequent inquiries by The Telegraph found that Full Fact was refused charity status just seven months before Moy’s testimony for lacking the requisite ‘objectivity’ and was too political.

Moy is listed as one of Hacked Off’s ‘board of directors’ and one of two in Hacked Off’s Companies House filings.

Commenting on the allegations Moy said that he had not given up registering as a charity, even though the Charity Commission confirmed they had received no further application from the group.

He said: “The position we gave is correct. I don’t think we misled Lord Justice Leveson and I don’t think he will have felt misled."

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