Andrew Dudfield from UK fact-checking charity Full Fact explains how a team of fact-checking organisations is developing artificial intelligence tools to increase the speed and impact of fact-checking.
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With South Africa’s government forced to review its budget due to the pandemic, an already cash-strapped Stats SA has had to cut a vital poverty and income survey. We should all be worried.
ANALYSIS: ‘Close to a million’ smokers quit under South Africa’s Covid-19 rules? Limits to lockdown research
Tobacco sales have been outlawed under South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown since March 2020. Has the ban made a million or so smokers quit the habit?
The eucalyptus tree grows widely in Kenya, and rumours of the non-native tree’s remarkable thirst are nearly as rife. In a water-scarce country this raises concern, but is the gumtree’s reputation accurate?
The data currently available points to a bizarre trend. It is contrary to everything we know about the expected disease outcomes for smokers. How conclusive is it?
African countries are charged astronomical interest rates when borrowing from international institutions while developed countries get sweeter terms, says an outspoken former top African Union envoy. But is Arikana Chihombori-Quao correct?
How can fact-checkers and the public stand up to health crises, conspiracies, and inaccurate everyday health advice while nurturing trust?
Africa Check and the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab went on the trail of fraudsters who leave only disappointment in their wake.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many countries now require people to wear face masks in public. We examine how these regulations differ, and whether it’s a punishable crime to be caught unmasked.
Did the 1918 influenza pandemic kill more than 300,000 South Africans in two years, as cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma recently claimed? We sifted through old data and new estimates.