What The Fact?
Sorting facts from fiction on key global development, human rights and justice issues
In a world of extreme inequalities, the spread of hate speech, populism and fake news, the need to check claims, facts and data sources on the global stage is more important than ever.
Aligning with the principles of the International Fact Checking Network, we check claims by influencers, from local to national to transnational that relate to human rights and international human development. Transparent fact checking is a powerful instrument of accountability, and we need your help.
What The Fact? Gary Lineker attends the training session at Fulham Football Club where refugee children take part on March 5, 2020. Photo by Hammersmith
Is Hikvision, whose cameras and technology have been found in the Houses of the Oireachtas in Ireland, involved in grave human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims? Kai Evans reviews the evidence.
Is the impact of the fashion industry on garment and related trades workers and on the planet unsustainable? A fact check by Colm Regan
Misinformation about the coronavirus is rampant but when the mainstream media tries to debunk these myths, it can sometimes backfire..
A tweet that claims only 6% of the African population is vaccinated against Covid is false. The actual figure, according to the World Health Organisation, is 21%.
Chevron claims that they achieved their target of lowering carbon intensity between 2016 and 2020, but is this really helping to lower emissions?
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In a digital world packed with fake news and fact checkers, is there a need for another one?