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Fact-checking is no silver bullet but it does help fight disinformation
Fact-checking is no silver bullet but it does help fight disinformation
According to fact-checkers at the Washington Post, United States President Donald Trump has made more than 13 000 false or misleading...
The elite have stolen the will of the people
The elite have stolen the will of the people
A dangerous contradiction mires South African politics: a rhetorical commitment by government to the empowerment of people, which is then rendered...
Political parties must clean up their act
Political parties must clean up their act
A serious and pragmatic conversation about femicide and violence against women and children is being held after the murder of University of Cape...
It’s time to talk prison abolition in South Africa
It’s time to talk prison abolition in South Africa
On August 7, one week after shopkeepers threw rocks at police vehicles, more than 1 500 police...
Broadcast takes on social media in the world of politics
Broadcast takes on social media in the world of politics
Most of South Africa’s political leaders, without exception, are active on social media—including ones we thought were retired, such as...
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
With the campaigning for the 2019 national elections gripping South African politics, all kinds of xenophobic statements are uttered by most...
No perks for Swedish MPs
No perks for Swedish MPs
Odd as it may sound to the many representatives of the people elsewhere, Sweden does not offer luxury or privileges to its politicians. Without...
Little difference between politicians and journalists
Little difference between politicians and journalists
The relationship between politicians and journalists is, or rather ought to be, adversarial.
Fact checking fibbing politicians works, study finds
Fact checking fibbing politicians works, study finds
Researchers in Australia say that fact-checking can reverse the views of even the most dyed-in-the-wool partisans, and over time could cause voters...
You’d better believe politicians’  hot air
You’d better believe politicians’  hot air
Do you know who seems to be delighted with the election of Donald Trump? The white right. Over the past week, I have watched the likes of Steve...
Fascist symbols take the cake
Fascist symbols take the cake
A senior Italian politician has defended a birthday cake that was made for him and decorated with Nazi and fascist symbols, saying that the...

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