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16
OCT

Is this a woman's 'largely skeletal' remains?

The show is produced by Africa Check & Volume.
Presented by Paul McNally & Kate Wilkinson.

Was a British woman's 'largely skeletal' remains found in a flat after three years?

Will garlic and milk mixed together cure asthma, tuberculosis and other diseases?

Does the South Africa Covid-19 tracing app access contacts or any personal information?

Get all the facts in this episode of "What's Crap on WhatsApp?".
02
OCT

Are 1 million children trafficked in SA every year?

This week on What’s Crap on WhatsApp? we investigate three viral messages! 

Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
Presented by Kate Wilkinson and Paul McNally.

1. A TV presenter recently said that one million children are trafficked every year in South Africa. But is this true? Find out:
https://africacheck.org/reports/fact-checking-influential-tv-presenters-claims-about-child-trafficking-in-south-africa/

2. Two photos show what appear to be children in small cages in a warehouse. Are they human trafficking victims? 
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/trafficked-kids-in-cages-no-photos-of-mannequins-in-protest-against-us-migrant-family-separation-policy/

3. An image of a billboard declaring “You can kill whites in South Africa” has been doing the rounds online. It’s crap!
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/hoax-alert-you-can-kill-whites-in-south-africa-billboard-is-fake/
18
SEP

Is a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger and cloves a fertility wonder cure?

Did the Clicks CEO say black people cry over silly things? Nope!

Is a mixture of garlic, turmeric, ginger and cloves a fertility wonder cure? No.

Did a man who was suspected to have died from Covid-19 come back from the dead? This is crap!

Get the facts in this episode of "What's Crap on WhatsApp?" The show is produced by Africa Check & Volume. Presented by Paul McNally and Kate Wilkinson.
04
SEP

Do infrared thermometers damage your brain?

🧠 Do infrared thermometers damage your brain? No!
🇿🇦 Does South Africa have the world’s fifth highest Covid-19 infection rate? Nope.
🚶🏽 Does a widely shared picture show an ambassador walking on the backs of children? Half crap!
💩 Get the facts in this episode of "What's Crap on WhatsApp?"

Presented by Kate Wilkinson and Paul McNally
Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
21
AUG

Another Chinese Virus?

This week on “What’s Crap on WhatsApp?” we investigated three viral messages!
1. A message on WhatsApp says that a new infectious virus appears to be spreading in China. The virus is real, but it’s not new:
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/new-virus-on-the-rage-in-china-outbreak-reported-but-tick-borne-viral-disease-not-new/
2. A widely shared Facebook post is doing the rounds again. It says the South African police confiscated 200 food parcels that were donated to a community of white people. But this is crap! Find out more:
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/no-south-african-police-did-not-confiscate-food-donated-to-white-people/
3. A message on WhatsApp, with a black and white photo, says that June Almeida discovered the first coronavirus. It’s true! Details here:
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/yes-june-almeida-helped-discover-the-first-human-coronavirus/

Presented by Kate Wilkinson and Paul McNally
Produced by Volume and Africa Check
07
AUG

Things being inserted

Presented by Kate Wilkinson and Paul McNally
Produced by Volume and Africa Check

This week on “What’s Crap on WhatsApp?” we investigated three viral messages!
1. A widely shared video shows two people with a syringe and a piece of paper with four barcode stickers. They say that South Africans will have ID chips inserted in their hands. But this is false:
https://africacheck.org/spot-check/no-rfid-tag-for-lost-animals-not-your-new-injectable-id-number/
2. A screenshot of a social media post claims that mouth swabs should be used to test for Covid-19. But nasal swabs are currently more effective:
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/saliva-tests-for-covid-19-exist-but-less-accurate-than-nasal-tests/
3. A message circulating on WhatsAppA says a “Covid-19 sensor” has been “secretly” inserted into every phone. This is crap! Find out more:
https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/google-and-apples-covid-19-notification-technology-no-secret/
24
JUL

Over a Million Graves?

This week on “What’s Crap on WhatsApp?” we investigate three viral messages.

A message (sent to us 58 times!) warns people about a video called “Argentina is doing it.” It says the virus will hack your phone in 10 seconds. It’s crap: https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/no-argentina-is-doing-it-video-doesnt-exist-wont-hack-phone-in-10-secs/

A screenshot of a news report claims China has a case of the bubonic plague! This one is true: https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/yes-one-case-of-bubonic-plague-reported-in-china-but-not-high-risk/

Has the African National Congress prepared a million graves for coronavirus deaths? No: https://africacheck.org/fbcheck/south-african-government-digging-graves-for-million-covid-19-dead-no-clarifies-that-number-for-burial-capacity-in-gauteng/

Presented by Kate Wilkinson and Paul McNally.
Produced by Volume & Africa Check.
10
JUL

Is this clickbait?

This week we investigate three scams... and some of them are pretty terrible.

Presented by Cayley Clifford and Paul McNally
Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
12
JUN

Is Your Supermarket Stealing From You?

This week Kate and Paul chat about your feelings towards the lockdown (based on the emojis you sent us) and, as always, get into the hard facts around COVID-19.

Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
20
MAY

COVID-19: Are Masks DANGEROUS For Your Health?

This week Paul and Kate get stuck in to a host of COVID related conundrums. This includes the "possibility" that your mask could be sapping your oxygen and ultimately will kill you...

Produced by Volume and Africa Check.

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