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# debunked - Yesterday’s News

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

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

8 hours ago 38 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
# Mask Mandates
# Mask Mandates

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

9 hours ago 8,501 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

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

Jan 19th 2022, 12:08 PM 1,615 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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# Debunked

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

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,319 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

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

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 4,008 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

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

Dec 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 32,354 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 15,668 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
# Factchecked
# Factchecked

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

Nov 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,022 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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,262 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

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

Nov 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,489 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’
# Satire
# Satire

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

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 24,229 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,142 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'
# 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 26,927 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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# Factcheck

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 1,640 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Monday 30 August, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide

Aug 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 50,874 Views 0 Comments

Claims about vaccines containing the chemical have circulated in recent months.

# debunked - Friday 27 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines
# Covid19
# Covid19

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines

Aug 27th 2021, 3:55 PM 6,302 Views 0 Comments

This name has been used for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine since December last year.

# debunked - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Debunked: The FDA didn't just 'reissue emergency approval' for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it granted full approval
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Debunked: The FDA didn't just 'reissue emergency approval' for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it granted full approval

Aug 26th 2021, 5:41 PM 20,679 Views 1 Comment

There has been some confusion after an FDA document was misread by some people.

# debunked - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Debunked: No, a 22-year-old Wexford woman did not die because she received a Covid-19 vaccine
# Nicole Cahill
# Nicole Cahill

Debunked: No, a 22-year-old Wexford woman did not die because she received a Covid-19 vaccine

Aug 24th 2021, 7:18 PM 4,334 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared widely online.

# debunked - Monday 23 August, 2021

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?

Aug 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 62,065 Views 0 Comments
  • The world's top health agencies say there is still insufficient evidence this medication is effective against Covid, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Studies are ongoing, with 5,000 volunteers recruited recently for an Oxford University trial.

# debunked - 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 13,545 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 70,004 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Friday 13 August, 2021

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects

Aug 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,845 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been labelled “entirely spurious” by the Clinical Lead of the hospital’s Emergency Department.

# debunked - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'

Aug 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 43,095 Views 0 Comments

The list of Covid variant ‘launch dates’ contained in the Instagram post is also inaccurate.

# debunked - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the World Economic Forum did not suggest reducing the age of consent to 13
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, the World Economic Forum did not suggest reducing the age of consent to 13

Aug 10th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,332 Views 0 Comments

Some social media users suggested that the satirical post was legitimate.

# debunked - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris
# France
# France

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris

Aug 3rd 2021, 3:25 PM 26,119 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from France in 2018 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

# debunked - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 15,758 Views 0 Comments

Legal experts said the claim is a complete misrepresentation of the law.

# debunked - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,336 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

# debunked - Friday 16 July, 2021

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry

Jul 16th 2021, 7:49 PM 29,699 Views 0 Comments

The claim has circulated widely on social media in recent weeks.

# debunked - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet

Jul 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,953 Views 0 Comments
  • Dolores Cahill claimed in a by-election leaflet that mRNA vaccines "have never been approved". This is untrue, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • Cahill also made a misleading claim about deaths associated with vaccine clinical trials.
  • Cahill was a candidate in the Dublin Bay South by-election. She was eliminated on the third count.

# debunked - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading
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# Debunked

Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading

Jul 10th 2021, 1:00 PM 33,312 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared on Facebook.

# debunked - 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 11,535 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Debunked: No, EU and US databases do not show that thousands of people have died from Covid-19 vaccines
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, EU and US databases do not show that thousands of people have died from Covid-19 vaccines

Jul 4th 2021, 9:00 AM 66,472 Views 0 Comments

Claims which rely on the EudraVigilance and VAERS databases are often misleading.

# debunked - 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 13,113 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Saturday 19 June, 2021

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
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# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,693 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

# debunked - Friday 18 June, 2021

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
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# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Jun 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,266 Views 14 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

# debunked - 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 8,226 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
# Mortality Misinfo
# Mortality Misinfo

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,761 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.

# debunked - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
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# Debunked

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 179,808 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

# debunked - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
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# Debunked

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 101,278 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

# debunked - Friday 21 May, 2021

FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine

May 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 27,725 Views 6 Comments

The claims about insurance cover were included in a video on Dolores Cahill’s Facebook page.

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