What The Fact?

Sorting facts from fiction on key global development, human rights and justice issues

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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.

‘Aid doesn’t work’

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.