We look back at the worst use of statistics from 2021.
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Are 20 million black South Africans unemployed, compared to 1.6 million in 1994? Viral graphic gets it wrong
While both the absolute numbers and the rate have grown since 1994, the graphic gets the figures wrong.
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A count that is underway is expected to definitively settle the question of just how many jumbos the East African country has.
Non-profit organisation Connected Development had many sitting right up with this startling claim about mortality in Africa’s most populous ...
Alfred Mutua, the governor of the country’s Machakos county, had a warning about Covid-19 hospitalisations. But his numbers were off. Expert...
Andrew Dudfield from UK fact-checking charity Full Fact explains how a team of fact-checking organisations is developing artificial intellig...