If you use WhatsApp, you probably know a lot of false information is shared on the messaging service. But could group admins be held legally responsible for these messages? We checked.
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Under the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, South Africans are only allowed outside their homes to exercise for three hours in the early morning. President Ramaphosa compared this restriction to the UK and Paris – is he correct?
The Gauteng government has increased the number of food parcels it distributes to food insecure South Africans, in light of the lockdown put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. But do these provide enough calories for the average family for a whole month?
In the coronavirus pandemic, medical masks should only be used by high-risk health workers. Authorities have advised the public to rather use cloth masks. But how well do these masks protect us, and our communities?
BLOG: Revisiting the ‘facts’ around Nairobi governor’s abrupt surrender of key roles to Kenya’s national government
The Kenyan capital’s governor claimed to have handed over key local government functions after comparing with cities the ‘size’ of Nairobi. Does that hold up?
South Africans have been told to stay home for 21 days to fight the spread of Covid-19. Do they need to provide ‘proof’ when they venture out for groceries or medical care?
With face masks flying off global shelves due to panic buying, should you also strain every sinew to get one? We take a look at what the science says.
South Africans across the country are planting Spekboom in an attempt to combat climate change. But is this a good idea?
How do you fight the misinformation octopus? One tentacle at a time.
Helping the truth catch up: Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado turn to research to fight bad information
In this briefing series, Full Fact’s Research Team and partners at Africa Check and Chequeado, draw on the latest academic evidence to explain what shapes belief in misinformation, and how fact checkers might involve politicians, educators, and the general public in the fight for accurate content.