This article is related to a series of Fact Checking challenges posted on Hacktoria. This article is specific for Fact Checking 7.
The challenge is about the news from Sweden that in order to save the country from Russian threat, Sweden has restarted their abandoned nuclear weapons program.
The screenshot of the challenge is given below:
Let’s try to solve this challenge.
First let’s see what info we can get from the image.
The image gives following info:
News Headline: Sweden restarts Nuclear weapons program
Date of News posted: Sunday, 20th February, 2022
News Info: It is related to Sweden’s nuclear program.
News site: Sun News
Text related to News: Amidst rising tensions with Russia, Sweden decided to restart their abandoned nuclear program. 20.02.2022 Stockholm – Sweden parliament today voted on the immediate revision of the countries nuclear program. Swedish parliament sees current events as a step towards revisiting their defense strategy. One part of the revision is Sweden’s lack of nuclear power. With law signed in parliament, the construction of new facilities near Ostersund will begin immediately.
This is enough info to start the investigation. Let’s enter the query on search engine and analyze the results.
There is not a single news or blog/article which is discussing the restart of Swedish nuclear program.
As it is shown in challenge that article is from sun news let’s try to search again.
Still there is nothing related which confirms the news is fake, but try to give another shot with advanced search.
Click on Tools
Click on “Any time”
Select “Custom Range” option.
Select the dates Range near to the date mentioned in the challenge and click on go button.
Let’s analyze the results.
Results depicts that there is no news related to restarting of Sweden nuclear weapons program.
Select the “False” option in challenge answer.
And here it’s the result:
Here the challenge is completed. Kindly share it if you liked. Thank you. See you in next challenge.