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# disinformation - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff
# Donegal
# Donegal

Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff

Sep 19th 2021, 4:11 PM 115,641 Views 0 Comments

The patient in question left the hospital following the video but returned by ambulance two days later.

# disinformation - Thursday 16 September, 2021

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds

Sep 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,192 Views 10 Comments

Research undertaken on behalf of the BAI and published today analysed 47 monthly transparency reports.

# disinformation - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Family hit out at use of deceased young woman's image by anti-vaccination groups
# Nicole Cahill
# Nicole Cahill

Family hit out at use of deceased young woman's image by anti-vaccination groups

Aug 24th 2021, 3:29 PM 67,602 Views 82 Comments

The woman’s family have rejected attempts to use her death in an anti-vaccine campaign.

# disinformation - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes
# Disinformation Laundromat
# Disinformation Laundromat

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,097 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

# disinformation - Friday 18 June, 2021

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
# Shock Sharing
# Shock Sharing

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 12,234 Views 12 Comments

Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.

# disinformation - Sunday 18 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,935 Views 0 Comments

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

# disinformation - 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 7,087 Views 0 Comments

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

# disinformation - Sunday 7 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,562 Views 43 Comments

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

# disinformation - Monday 4 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,692 Views 21 Comments

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

# disinformation - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:01 AM 22,881 Views 11 Comments

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

# disinformation - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 9,010 Views 26 Comments

FuJo Director Jane Suiter said that the “most significant shortcoming of empowering consumers” was labelling trustworthy content.

# disinformation - Thursday 23 April, 2020

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis
# Journalism
# Journalism

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,938 Views 119 Comments

RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.

# disinformation - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

Dec 11th 2019, 7:50 PM 22,299 Views 24 Comments

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

# disinformation - Friday 14 June, 2019

EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote

Jun 14th 2019, 12:12 PM 15,294 Views 107 Comments

The commission said it will take time to determine the “scope and impact” of the disinformation campaigns.

# disinformation - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
# Eighth Ref
# Eighth Ref

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

May 5th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,428 Views 63 Comments

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.