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# 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 11,251 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 26,352 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
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# Debunk

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

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,848 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
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# Debunk

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

Jun 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,086 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
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# Debunked

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

May 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 99,979 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 44,046 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
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# Factcheck

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

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,738 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 22,463 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 102,323 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 7,031 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
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# 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 41,088 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
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# Factcheck

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

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,450 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 5,983 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
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# Debunk

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

Jan 15th 2021, 6:09 PM 25,366 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
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# 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 27,020 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
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# 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 26,112 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
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# 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 1,661 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
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# 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 17,573 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?
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# Factcheck

Debunked: Is this photo from the recent RTÉ gathering?

Nov 26th 2020, 5:50 PM 5,682 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?
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# Factcheck

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

Nov 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 92,027 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 24,998 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 56,867 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 158,767 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%
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# 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 2,112 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
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# Factcheck

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

Aug 28th 2020, 2:21 PM 13,814 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 28,946 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.

# debunk - Friday 24 July, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine

Jul 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 20,409 Views 31 Comments

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that medications which ‘cure’ the virus have been banned in Ireland.

FactCheck: Have 'only 8 people' under 65 died from Covid-19 in Ireland?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactCheck: Have 'only 8 people' under 65 died from Covid-19 in Ireland?

Jul 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 109,645 Views 93 Comments

This claim has been shared frequently in the past week – but it is misleading at best.

# debunk - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Debunked: Irish people were not the first slaves to arrive in the American colonies
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# Debunk

Debunked: Irish people were not the first slaves to arrive in the American colonies

Jun 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 62,322 Views 124 Comments

Slave trading from Africa to the Americas began around 100 years before 1619, and indentured servitude is not the same as chattel slavery.