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Fact check Does Switzerland produce half of all the food it needs?

So says the government as it tries to convince voters to reject a proposal calling for greater ethical standards in food production. Is it right?

True or false? ‘Foreign judges’ initiative: fact checking the parliamentary debates

swissinfo.ch checks the accuracy of some of the statements heard so far in both chambers.

true or false? Gambling fact-check: ‘closed Switzerland’ vs ‘open Denmark’

Ahead of a nationwide vote on the issue, swissinfo.ch looks at campaigners' claims about Denmark and finds both sides (mostly) sticking to the facts. 

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Public broadcasting debate Fact check: the case for and against licence fees

We checked the claims of politicians from the for and against camps in the debate about broadcasting licence fees.

Fact check Checking “alternative facts” in a Swiss vote campaign

Misinformation has been a recurring feature in the current battle for votes on highly charged issues like naturalisation and tax reforms.

Verification Long battle ahead to curb fake news

Swiss and European experts caution that training machines to detect misinformation on social media is no easy task.

Fact check Have Switzerland’s nuclear reactors become too old and dangerous?

Swiss voters may have little reason to fear a major nuclear accident triggered by age-related issues.

Fact Check Is Switzerland the world champion of recycling?

Finding international studies on recycling may be easy, but crowning a champion is not.

Fact check Does Switzerland have fewer police than neighbouring countries?

After an attack on a regional train in canton St Gallen, calls have multiplied to boost security. The system could possibly be improved, some ...

Fact check Are most asylum seekers economic migrants?

As voters prepare to vote on reforms to Switzerland’s asylum law on June 5, the conservative right Swiss People’s Party has insisted that most ...

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Fact check Does Switzerland really have the best public services in the world?

Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard claims that no other country in the world has public services as good as the ones in Switzerland.

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