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# debunked - Yesterday's News

Debunked: World Economic Forum did not say Covid lockdowns were test for ‘social-credit scheme’
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Debunked: World Economic Forum did not say Covid lockdowns were test for ‘social-credit scheme’

23 hours ago 417 Views 0 Comments

Irish social media users shared a headline from a fake news site

# debunked - Thursday 29 September, 2022

Debunked: No, excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not down to natural causes
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Debunked: No, excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not down to natural causes

Sep 29th 2022, 12:23 PM 1,095 Views 0 Comments

Spurious claims were made by an Australian climate change denier

# debunked - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

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

Sep 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 36,924 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Monday 19 September, 2022

Debunked: Climate change is real - it is not a 'hoax' or a 'scam' designed to control people
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Debunked: Climate change is real - it is not a 'hoax' or a 'scam' designed to control people

Sep 19th 2022, 4:05 PM 1,437 Views 0 Comments

Claims on social media suggest that climate change is made up.

# debunked - Friday 9 September, 2022

Debunked: Tony Cascarino did not throw his takeaway in the bin and other fake queen claims
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Debunked: Tony Cascarino did not throw his takeaway in the bin and other fake queen claims

Sep 9th 2022, 6:14 PM 38,397 Views 0 Comments

There were no Irish dancers at Buckingham Palace either.

# debunked - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Debunked: Teacher wasn't jailed over pronouns, but for breaking a court order by going to school
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Debunked: Teacher wasn't jailed over pronouns, but for breaking a court order by going to school

Sep 8th 2022, 2:53 PM 6,838 Views 0 Comments

Burke was sent to Mountjoy Prison this week.

# debunked - Friday 2 September, 2022

Debunked: A quote by Yuval Noah Harari that technology will 'replace people' is missing context
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Debunked: A quote by Yuval Noah Harari that technology will 'replace people' is missing context

Sep 2nd 2022, 11:32 AM 3,742 Views 0 Comments

An image containing the quote has gone viral on social media.

# debunked - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends
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# Newsletter

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends

Aug 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,115 Views 3 Comments

See how we’re fighting misinformation and disinformation every month.

# debunked - Sunday 28 August, 2022

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

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,037 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# debunked - Friday 19 August, 2022

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions
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Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 37,067 Views 13 Comments

Two Facebook posts said cows are “not the problem” compared to emitting activities like flying.

# debunked - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer
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Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer

Aug 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 27,314 Views 0 Comments

Social media users suggest that climate change has been exaggerated in recent weather reports.

# debunked - Friday 12 August, 2022

Debunked: A claim that the UN accused Ukrainian forces of using 'human shields' is missing context
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Debunked: A claim that the UN accused Ukrainian forces of using 'human shields' is missing context

Aug 12th 2022, 3:39 PM 10,746 Views 0 Comments

The use of human shields breaches international human rights law.

# debunked - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Debunked: No, The Journal didn't report a man's death from monkeypox after his 'parachute failed'
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Debunked: No, The Journal didn't report a man's death from monkeypox after his 'parachute failed'

Aug 9th 2022, 2:10 PM 1,913 Views 0 Comments

An image featuring The Journal’s logo has been manipulated.

Debunked: No, The Journal did not report that monkeypox lives on toilets for 120 years
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Debunked: No, The Journal did not report that monkeypox lives on toilets for 120 years

Aug 9th 2022, 8:46 AM 827 Views 0 Comments

The article has been photoshopped and the claim is fake.

# debunked - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Debunked: Is it potentially dangerous to give dogs ice during high temperatures?
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Debunked: Is it potentially dangerous to give dogs ice during high temperatures?

Jul 28th 2022, 7:45 AM 3,406 Views 0 Comments

A viral post shared thousands of times during the heatwave warned against giving K9s ice, but is it true?

# debunked - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Debunked: A drone image of lightning striking the Poolbeg towers has been digitally altered
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Debunked: A drone image of lightning striking the Poolbeg towers has been digitally altered

Jul 20th 2022, 12:26 PM 59,126 Views 0 Comments

The chimney stacks were hit by lightning yesterday, but this widely shared image has been doctored.

# debunked - 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
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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 38,907 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Monday 27 June, 2022

Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'
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Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'

Jun 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 11,704 Views 0 Comments

The UN Refugee Agency said it never issued such a statement and it warned of the damage disinformation can do.

# debunked - Friday 3 June, 2022

Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine
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Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:34 PM 17,821 Views 0 Comments

Fake footage from the game Arma 3 has been doing the rounds.

# debunked - Thursday 14 April, 2022

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?
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FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,848 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts claim ‘football practice is off the schedule’ as one of Ukraine’s most successful teams kits out in army combats to join the mililtary.

# debunked - Monday 28 March, 2022

Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
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# Oscars 2022

Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Mar 28th 2022, 6:31 PM 52,878 Views 0 Comments

These are reactions from another scandal-making moment at the 2017 Oscars where the wrong winner was announced.

# debunked - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

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

Mar 9th 2022, 10:34 AM 42,164 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Friday 4 March, 2022

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

# debunked - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?
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FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 41,050 Views 0 Comments

Reports of the ‘ace’ fighter pilot protecting the skies of Kyiv gave hope to Ukrainian resistance but is footage on social media real?

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role
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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 49,836 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat
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Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:45 PM 22,891 Views 0 Comments

An image on social media purports to show proof of a flat Earth.

# debunked - Friday 28 January, 2022

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
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Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 834 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code
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Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code

Jan 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,229 Views 0 Comments

Masks, mandates, and war crimes are not mentioned in the Nuremburg Code.

# debunked - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster
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Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster

Jan 19th 2022, 12:08 PM 2,173 Views 0 Comments

Social media claims this photo shows the cap was on the needle, meaning the injection didn’t happen.

# debunked - 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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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.

# debunked - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people
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Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 4,477 Views 0 Comments

The claim is contained in a text-based post on Facebook.

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
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FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

Dec 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 32,914 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

# debunked - Friday 3 December, 2021

Debunked: No, this US scientist has never been nominated for a Time Person of the Year
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Debunked: No, this US scientist has never been nominated for a Time Person of the Year

Dec 3rd 2021, 11:46 AM 18,822 Views 0 Comments

The claim is made in an image-based post circulating on Facebook.

# debunked - Monday 29 November, 2021

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real
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Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real

Nov 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,247 Views 0 Comments

A fake vaccine poster claiming to be authorised by the HSE has proved to be fake.

# debunked - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
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Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,370 Views 0 Comments
  • The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
  • However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins

# debunked - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers
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Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers

Nov 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,679 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks.

# debunked - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

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

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 24,439 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Debunked: No, someone having a heart attack can't perform CPR on themselves by coughing
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Debunked: No, someone having a heart attack can't perform CPR on themselves by coughing

Sep 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,404 Views 0 Comments

Doctors say the claim is an urban legend.

# debunked - Friday 17 September, 2021

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'
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# 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 27,151 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Debunked: No, Lidl has no plans to use QR scanners for Covid vaccine certs for entry into its stores
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Debunked: No, Lidl has no plans to use QR scanners for Covid vaccine certs for entry into its stores

Sep 14th 2021, 9:24 PM 1,710 Views 0 Comments

A photo shared on Facebook claimed that QR scanners would be used to ask for proof of vaccination.

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