Relatively new to fact-checking, David Ajikobi joined 186 other delegates in Madrid, Spain, in early July for the fourth Global Fact summit. The peer discussions, fact-checking collaborations and new tools demonstrated recharged his fact-checking drive.
From calculating the size of a stack of R200 notes to measuring water-flow and counting cattle, Africa Check certainly covers the gamut. Researcher Gopolang Makou selects the facts that have kept her entertained and informed in 2016.
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Holding up to scrutiny the claims made by leading figures and institutions, such as the Institute for Race Relations (IRR), is the basis of a healthy democracy. And it is worrying to suggest otherwise.