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Can you buy a gun from a vending machine in Georgia or South Africa?

There are two separate claims here. 1) The Daily Currant says Georgia has legalised handguns. No, this is just a story from the Daily Currant which is a satirical magazine that invents stories. 2) ...
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Was there an organized violent campaign targeting whites ("white genocide") in South Africa?

Africa Check According to a fact checking group named “Africa Check”, there is no truth in the theory, and a white person is far less likely to be murdered than a black person. Africa Check “Whites ...
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Can you buy a gun from a vending machine in Georgia or South Africa?

I can assure you (as a South African) that the vending machine in South Africa is a hoax. Gun control in South Africa, despite the reputation as an unsafe and violent country, is actually very well ...
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Was there an organized violent campaign targeting whites ("white genocide") in South Africa?

Not likely What is genocide? In the comments of both the question and the Africa Check answer, there was some discussion over the term "genocide". While it's true that there is not one ...
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Was there an organized violent campaign targeting whites ("white genocide") in South Africa?

One of the images states: We are on stage 6 out of 8 stages of genocide (...) the next stage is stage 7 extermination This probably refers to the "8 stages of genocide" presented by ...
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Did Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, and O.R. Tambo say these quotes?

Chris Hani - Maybe Multiple news outlets have used this quote, including: News24, The South Africa, Mail and Guardian, and The Herald. Not too surprising, but none of these outlets cite the source of ...
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Was there an organized violent campaign targeting whites ("white genocide") in South Africa?

An improved answer to the one before: Yes, there have been allegedly organized targeted attacks on white farmers. No. It isn't genocide. As @GlenO puts it beautifully: To be considered genocide ...
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Can you buy a gun from a vending machine in Georgia or South Africa?

It's satire. For example, it cites "NRA spokesman Elmer Fudd", which is clearly a a fictional name. It's against US federal law to buy a handgun from a dealer before an ATF 4473 form is submitted ...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

Short answer: Probably not. Looking at international comparisons of strike statistics (as paradigmatic with other forms of protest, which may or not be valid), South Africa does not rank 'top', ...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

There have been efforts made to quantify number of protests based on some benchmarks of comparison, see A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict which summarizes such an approach as follows, emphasis ...
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