Joke and hoax Facebook pages set up to look like official government accounts appear to be a national pastime in South Africa. We list five questions you can ask yourself to identify what’s real and what’s not.
2020 has not been short of major news events – and the year’s not over yet. How can you know if what you are seeing reported is accurate?
Some research press releases may be more about institutional reputation than science – and in depleted newsrooms, this inaccurate PR could become news. Here’s how to get the science straight.
Inflation reduces the value of money over time. Adjusting for inflation helps you accurately compare changes in prices over time. It also reveals if politicians’ claims about growth and spending are legit. Here’s how to do it.
You’ve seen a job ad, a loan offer or a giveaway on Facebook, but you’re not sure if it’s the real deal. How can you tell? Here are some of the signs of a Facebook scam.
Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has the world firmly in its grip. In all the uncertainty, how can you tell fact from fiction? Our guide gives three tips.
Confused by the difference between the mean, the median and the mode? This guide gives the answers
Video can be easily manipulated, misrepresented and created. This is a guide to spotting three types of misleading videos.
Always ask yourself (and other users) these five questions before you forward a WhatsApp message. Be aware before you share!
To mark International Fact-Checking Day on 2 April, we have updated our handy guide to help you sift out the real from the dodge when it comes to your health. Be safe.