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Africa Check COMMENT: What I’ve learned as a fact-checker

By Africa Check

Don’t give up. You can’t check a claim about the future. False statements affect people’s lives. Fact-checking becomes addictive. Four new members of Africa Check tell us what they’ve learned this year.

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Mary Alexander COMMENT: Africa Check makes me angry – and hopeful

By Mary Alexander

We’re said to live in a post-fact world, where there are no longer any gatekeepers of truth. But it’s more a world of openly free-flowing fact and fiction, sorted by new and more transparent gatekeepers – the fact-checkers.

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