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.
‘Overpopulation’ advocates claim that unsustainable increases in global population are the root of almost all of the major problems facing us today. Are they right? What the Fact? investigates.
We have all heard it, time and time again – international aid just doesn’t work. It doesn’t achieve its objectives, it wastes money and it would be better spent here at home. What The Fact? investigates.
What is undernutrition? How many children in Africa are underweight, stunted or wasted, or don’t get the minimum amount of food they need?
Are the majority of people in Ireland “worried that people are coming into Ireland illegally, staying here and freeloading off the state?”
53% of respondents agreed with the statement, on average. But was this an objective statement to include in the survey?
There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target – to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015 – five years ahead of schedule, in 2010.
The AfricaCheck.org website is a treasure trove of reliable information, facts, resources, factsheets, tips, data, blogs, podcasts, etc., for those interested and concerned about the misrepresentation and spreading of fake news/lies on a wide range of issues and topics covering the continent of Africa.
In a digital world packed with fake news and fact checkers, is there a need for another one?