Fact checks by swissinfo.ch

Ever seen a newspaper headline or a campaign poster and wondered, “Is that true?” Our goal is to verify factual statements public figures make about Switzerland or Swiss current affairs and come to a conclusion about their accuracy.

Some campaigners claim that Islamist extremists could obtain the Swiss passport under a proposed facilitated naturalisation procedure, as this poster from the youth wing of the Swiss People's Party in canton Schwyz shows.
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California: the tech giant has announced plans to limit the spread of fake news, but whether it'll succeed remains to be seen.
Bags of PET bottles on a street in Trogen in canton Appenzell Ausserholden await collection for recycling.
In Switzerland there are around 220 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants
In den letzten Jahren wurden in der Schweiz mehrere hundert Poststellen geschlossen: Das Poststellennetz bleibt aber immer noch engmaschig.
Fact checks by swissinfo.ch

In a country with a highly developed system of direct democracy, voters must be able to trust what elected officials and other prominent figures in the public eye are saying.

Our aim is to verify factual claims made about Switzerland and draw a conclusion about their accuracy.  We do this by examining the facts and providing context using publicly available information. 

Our fact checks are objective and our choice of claims to verify is impartial. 

If you’d like to suggest a statement to fact-check, write to us (include the statement in full, when and by whom it was said, and any web links.)