Fledgling Website Brings Fact Checking to South Africa

The ‘facts’ in South Africa now have a kind of watchdog.

Africa Check, a fledgling fact checking website, is attempting to pin down unfounded claims made by the country’s leaders, media outlets along with widely held beliefs. 

There is a common claim in Johannesburg that it has the largest man-made forest in the world. It’s easy to believe; the city has lush, green canopy that covers many neighborhoods.

But it’s not true, according to Africa Check, which found …

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