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’s it like tackling rumours and myths on Whatsapp from Kenya to stop the spread of false information about Covid-19? Kenya editor of Africa Check, Alphonce Shiundu, gives an insider’s account from the first year of the pandemic
University of New South Wales researchers and lecturers Holly Seale, Ben Harris-Roxas, and Bridget Haire analyse a recent untruth regarding the Nuremberg Code that has spread online, and introduce the ‘Truth Sandwich’ method
Is corporate greed the reason for Covid-19 vaccine success through pharmaceutical companies rather than public funding? A fact check by Aoife Mc Donald
What’s the ‘Shadow Pandemic’? Has there really been a global surge in gender-based violence against women and girls?
What is vaccine inequality all about? ‘What The Fact?’ investigates.
In the centre of the battle over reliable information and the Covid-19 ‘infodemic’, the World Health Organization released an update to its mythbusters advice to the public. Take a look.
10 Myths About....Series
This pocket-size booklet: was published to coincide with World Food Day 2018 on October 16 2018 and as part of a #ZeroHunger series in conjunction
In a digital world packed with fake news and fact checkers, is there a need for another one?