It has been a stormy year in South African politics. We look back at our fact-checks of dodgy data, political spin, false claims, bogus qualifications and a bizarre conspiracy.
Blog post: Why fact-checking matters
Factsheet: GUIDE: How to spot fakes and hoaxes online
The Internet is awash with fakers. Re-publishing or re-posting their online content hurts the credibility of those who fail to ask the right questions. This guide provides tips on verifying content found online – a helping hand in spotting the fakes and hoaxes first.
Blog post: Ten top tips for checking your facts
Checking the accuracy of a blog post, article or feature piece can be tedious. But credibility is the most important important thing any writer has, writes media commentator and Grubstreet.co.za editor Gill Moodie. Here are her ten top tips for checking accuracy.