As xenophobic violence rears its head again in South Africa, a widely quoted figure of how many Nigerians live in South Africa is completely unsupported.
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.