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# debunk - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Debunked: No, 35km queues of traffic have not formed at the Russia-Finland border
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 35km queues of traffic have not formed at the Russia-Finland border

Sep 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 36,858 Views 0 Comments

The videos posted on social media are not of the current situation on the border.

# debunk - Sunday 28 August, 2022

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,024 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# debunk - Friday 1 July, 2022

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once

Jul 1st 2022, 12:00 PM 37,363 Views 0 Comments

It might be painful but there is no evidence to support the claim.

# debunk - Friday 24 June, 2022

Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church
# Aghamore
# Aghamore

Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church

Jun 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 56,663 Views 0 Comments

However, a local priest says an incident is being investigated by Church authorities.

# debunk - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.

Mar 9th 2022, 10:34 AM 42,156 Views 0 Comments

These are old photos of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist.

# debunk - Friday 4 March, 2022

Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line

Mar 4th 2022, 9:00 PM 52,309 Views 0 Comments

The photos widely shared on Facebook and Twitter are old and out of context.

# debunk - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role
# Meryl Streep
# Meryl Streep

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:49 PM 49,828 Views 0 Comments

The actress did miss out on the part, but this photo isn’t as claimed

# debunk - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
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# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,558 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# debunk - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

Dec 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 48,731 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

# debunk - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’
# Satire
# Satire

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 24,436 Views 0 Comments

A satirical post claiming that the Green Party leader said the song “promotes car use” has duped people on social media.

# debunk - Friday 17 September, 2021

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'

Sep 17th 2021, 7:03 PM 27,142 Views 0 Comments

A medical law expert has cast a withering eye on a document that’s circulating online.

# debunk - Monday 6 September, 2021

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar didn't use the government jet to fly to or from his UK trip
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar didn't use the government jet to fly to or from his UK trip

Sep 6th 2021, 5:12 PM 43,176 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar was in London for a music festival, but he did not leave at the weekend and is currently still there for a trade mission.

# debunk - Sunday 22 August, 2021

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 13,622 Views 0 Comments

The paper claimed that masks increase children’s carbon dioxide intake, but multiple problems have been identified with its research.

# debunk - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan

Aug 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 70,459 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Turkey in 2018 as a flight leaving Afghanistan in recent days.

# debunk - Friday 9 July, 2021

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments

Jul 9th 2021, 4:35 PM 11,569 Views 0 Comments

An independent TD claimed that the official vaccine figures refer to the number of appointments made rather than doses administered.

# debunk - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

FactCheck: No, a Covid-19 vaccine will not make your arm magnetic
# Covid-19 Facts
# Covid-19 Facts

FactCheck: No, a Covid-19 vaccine will not make your arm magnetic

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 38,397 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared widely online.

# debunk - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,342 Views 0 Comments

A social media claim is wrongly saying that sunglasses are harmful.

# debunk - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners

Jun 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,246 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines are being rolled out on a prison-by-prison basis and jabs are administered by National Ambulance Service staff.

# debunk - Saturday 1 May, 2021

That photo of Matt Hancock holding a bad pint of Guinness is fake
# Debunked
# Debunked

That photo of Matt Hancock holding a bad pint of Guinness is fake

May 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 100,317 Views 31 Comments

He wasn’t even drinking Guinness.

# debunk - Friday 30 April, 2021

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 52,420 Views 0 Comments

The claim is being made and shared online – with people claiming ‘vaccine shedding’ is happening.

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 17,508 Views 0 Comments

Black people are fatally shot by US police at a higher rate than white people relative to their proportion of the population.

# debunk - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic
# Covid-19 Facts
# Covid-19 Facts

Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,282 Views 0 Comments

The post has been seen more than 20,000 times on Facebook.

# debunk - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 106,383 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

# debunk - Thursday 15 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 7,191 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunk - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,268 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

# debunk - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,613 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

# debunk - Friday 19 February, 2021

Debunked: No, this impressive photo of a mountain isn't from Donegal
# Mount Error
# Mount Error

Debunked: No, this impressive photo of a mountain isn't from Donegal

Feb 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 6,460 Views 0 Comments

A photo of mountain with unusual clouds above it has been mistakenly labelled as Mount Errigal in Donegal.

# debunk - Friday 15 January, 2021

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

Jan 15th 2021, 6:09 PM 26,057 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold

Jan 15th 2021, 11:54 AM 27,622 Views 0 Comments

False claims on social media have inaccurately attributed a quote to the World Health Organization.

# debunk - Friday 8 January, 2021

Debunked: No, this poster is not from the HSE telling people to report neighbours who do not wear a mask
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this poster is not from the HSE telling people to report neighbours who do not wear a mask

Jan 8th 2021, 12:55 PM 27,092 Views 0 Comments

A poster that falsely claims to have been published by the HSE is being shared on social media.

# debunk - Monday 28 December, 2020

Debunked: No, this video does not show that a hospital in the North lied about being over capacity
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this video does not show that a hospital in the North lied about being over capacity

Dec 28th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,754 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Trust has said that claims of lies about hospital capacity in the North are “ridiculous”.

# debunk - Thursday 17 December, 2020

FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK

Dec 17th 2020, 5:56 PM 17,846 Views 0 Comments

A post on social media has falsely claimed that the NHS confirmed no Covid-19 deaths occurred among people without a pre-existing condition.

# debunk - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Debunked: Is this photo from the recent RTÉ gathering?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Is this photo from the recent RTÉ gathering?

Nov 26th 2020, 5:50 PM 5,805 Views 0 Comments

Staff from RTÉ did have a social gathering earlier this month – but this photo does not show it.

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?

Nov 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 134,803 Views 0 Comments

Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.

# debunk - Thursday 5 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 5th 2020, 3:01 PM 25,050 Views 18 Comments

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

# debunk - Friday 11 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 11th 2020, 5:40 PM 57,061 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.

# debunk - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
# 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 159,447 Views 114 Comments

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

# debunk - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%
# Debunk
# 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 2,576 Views 0 Comments

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

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children

Aug 28th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,104 Views 14 Comments

The claim was widely shared on Facebook.

# debunk - Friday 14 August, 2020

Debunk: No, the first UK volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial has not died
# Elisa Granato
# Elisa Granato

Debunk: No, the first UK volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial has not died

Aug 14th 2020, 12:48 PM 29,047 Views 30 Comments

Elisa Granato was one of the first volunteers in a Covid-19 vaccine trial in the UK – and she’s alive and well.

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