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#Misinformation

# misinformation - Yesterday’s News

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
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# Explainer

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

Wed 6:10 AM 11,072 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

# misinformation - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 86,592 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# misinformation - Thursday 15 April, 2021

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
From TheJournal.ie
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 6,840 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

# misinformation - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
From TheJournal.ie
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,123 Views 40 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

# misinformation - Monday 15 March, 2021

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
# Eyes Right
From TheJournal.ie
# Eyes Right

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 12:02 AM 19,664 Views 0 Comments

The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.

# misinformation - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,363 Views 43 Comments

Joe Galvin outlines how far-right groups are capitalising on current frustrations around Covid restrictions.

# misinformation - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
From TheJournal.ie
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

Mar 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 55,569 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

# misinformation - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:19 AM 6,471 Views 13 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

# misinformation - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 38,946 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

# misinformation - Friday 26 February, 2021

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
From TheJournal.ie
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 53,210 Views 52 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

# misinformation - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign
# Vaccine Misinfo
From TheJournal.ie
# Vaccine Misinfo

Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign

Feb 10th 2021, 4:45 PM 23,745 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council offered the use of a major Dublin Islamic centre for use as a vaccination hub.

# misinformation - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows

Jan 31st 2021, 12:30 PM 15,090 Views 42 Comments

The research was carried out by the University of Bristol and King’s College London.

# misinformation - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Debunked
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunked

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 26th 2021, 3:22 PM 31,673 Views 0 Comments

Dr Keshav Sharma died on 11 January.

# misinformation - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
# US Capitol
From TheJournal.ie
# US Capitol

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,880 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

# misinformation - Monday 4 January, 2021

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
# Infodemic
From TheJournal.ie
# Infodemic

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,569 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

# misinformation - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
From TheJournal.ie
# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,196 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

# misinformation - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,300 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

# misinformation - Monday 23 November, 2020

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare
# Debunked
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunked

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:40 PM 24,753 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that this is incorrect.

# misinformation - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
From TheJournal.ie
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,535 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# misinformation - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 15,785 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

# misinformation - Thursday 5 November, 2020

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US
# Debunk
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunk

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US

Nov 5th 2020, 3:01 PM 24,976 Views 18 Comments

Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.

# misinformation - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

FactCheck: No, a 6-year-old boy has not been kidnapped in Navan
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, a 6-year-old boy has not been kidnapped in Navan

Oct 27th 2020, 2:01 PM 3,089 Views 6 Comments

Posts containing this false claim have been shared on Facebook recently.

# misinformation - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Facebook bans all accounts linked to conspiracy group QAnon
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Facebook bans all accounts linked to conspiracy group QAnon

Oct 7th 2020, 7:05 AM 25,407 Views 49 Comments

Campaigners described the move as a “much-needed, if belated, step” from Facebook.

# misinformation - Friday 2 October, 2020

FactCheck: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading
# Debunked
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunked

FactCheck: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:01 AM 85,856 Views 90 Comments

The leaflet was distributed in the name of Anti-Corruption Ireland, an anti-government group.

# misinformation - Friday 25 September, 2020

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health

Sep 25th 2020, 11:14 PM 89,531 Views 82 Comments

The twins also hit out at conspiracy theorists and people who refuse to wear face masks.

# misinformation - Monday 21 September, 2020

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online

Sep 21st 2020, 7:08 AM 31,558 Views 72 Comments

Disinformation analyst Ciaran O’Connor says extremist groups online are offering simple answers to complex questions at a time when many people are frustrated.

# misinformation - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation
# Far-right Protests
From TheJournal.ie
# Far-right Protests

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation

Sep 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 132,845 Views 0 Comments

Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.

# misinformation - Friday 18 September, 2020

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage
# Debunked
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage

Sep 18th 2020, 5:23 PM 25,772 Views 36 Comments

The Covid-19 swab is not powerful enough to break through bone, a professor said.

# misinformation - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest
# Coronavirus Protest
From TheJournal.ie
# Coronavirus Protest

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest

Sep 12th 2020, 7:13 PM 92,427 Views 295 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that misinformation “has been a problem from the outset” of the pandemic.

# misinformation - Friday 11 September, 2020

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July

Sep 11th 2020, 5:40 PM 56,771 Views 0 Comments

The figures in question refer to the number of deaths registered for that month so far, not the total number of people who died.

# misinformation - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 157,211 Views 150 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died from the virus in Ireland.

# misinformation - Friday 4 September, 2020

FactCheck: Is this widespread claim about the recent number of deaths by suicide in Ireland true?
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is this widespread claim about the recent number of deaths by suicide in Ireland true?

Sep 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 136,648 Views 61 Comments

The claim has spread widely on Facebook and Twitter and has caused significant distress.

# misinformation - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%
# Debunk
From TheJournal.ie
# Debunk

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%

Aug 28th 2020, 3:52 PM 1,971 Views 0 Comments

Variations of the same post have been widely shared on Facebook.

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine

Aug 28th 2020, 2:44 PM 16,077 Views 21 Comments

Children aged two to 12 years can get the flu jab for free this year, but it’s not compulsory.

# misinformation - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?
# Echo Chamber
From TheJournal.ie
# Echo Chamber

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Aug 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,693 Views 63 Comments

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips
# Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie
# Coronavirus

How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips

Aug 16th 2020, 12:04 AM 20,620 Views 36 Comments

A large amount of misinformation has been shared in Ireland and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From baking soda to urine: How home remedies around the world were repackaged as Covid-19 'cures'
# Misinformation And Ireland
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation And Ireland

From baking soda to urine: How home remedies around the world were repackaged as Covid-19 'cures'

Aug 16th 2020, 12:03 AM 17,377 Views 19 Comments

The urge to stop Covid-19 created its own genre of misinformation during the pandemic.

From Myanmar, New York, Mexico, Switzerland to Ireland: The global spread of Covid misinformation
# Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie
# Coronavirus

From Myanmar, New York, Mexico, Switzerland to Ireland: The global spread of Covid misinformation

Aug 16th 2020, 12:01 AM 22,866 Views 11 Comments

There have been countless claims made about Covid-19. We examined the origins of a select few.

# misinformation - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online?

Aug 15th 2020, 9:33 AM 23,761 Views 63 Comments

TheJournal.ie is publishing a series of articles about misinformation this weekend.

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland
# Infodemic
From TheJournal.ie
# Infodemic

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

Aug 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 112,957 Views 102 Comments

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

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