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# disinformation - Thursday 5 May, 2022

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?

May 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,066 Views 0 Comments

The Good Information Project has been looking at the fight against misinfo and disinfo, and this week on the podcast we’re taking a look at how factchecking and how it works.

# disinformation - Sunday 1 May, 2022

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?

May 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 8,790 Views 16 Comments

Will we ever be free of bad information or do we simply learn coping strategies to keep up the fight?

# disinformation - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Watch: Open Newsroom - The EU frontline against Russian disinformation
# Russian Disinformation
# Russian Disinformation

Watch: Open Newsroom - The EU frontline against Russian disinformation

Apr 21st 2022, 12:23 PM 9,396 Views 17 Comments

Watch our Open Newsroom session on Russia disinformation and what we can all do to push back against it

# disinformation - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Conspiracy website Infowars files for bankruptcy as Alex Jones faces libel lawsuits
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

Conspiracy website Infowars files for bankruptcy as Alex Jones faces libel lawsuits

Apr 19th 2022, 8:39 AM 17,918 Views 0 Comments

Jones previously claimed that the Sandy Hook school shootings did not happen.

# disinformation - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Open Newsroom invitation: The EU frontline against Russian disinformation
# Open Newsroom
# Open Newsroom

Open Newsroom invitation: The EU frontline against Russian disinformation

Apr 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 7,729 Views 4 Comments

Get involved with our reporting on disinformation by signing up for our Open Newsroom webinar.

# disinformation - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?

Apr 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,038 Views 58 Comments

We want to hear about how disinformation and misinformation have popped up in your life. What effect has dodgy information had on you and your loved ones?

# disinformation - Monday 4 April, 2022

'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha

Apr 4th 2022, 5:07 PM 59,488 Views 0 Comments

The EU is set to investigate possible war crimes in the town.

# disinformation - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

The Journal FactCheck joins Irish alliance to detect and respond to disinformation
# Edmo Ireland
# Edmo Ireland

The Journal FactCheck joins Irish alliance to detect and respond to disinformation

Mar 15th 2022, 11:53 AM 5,812 Views 0 Comments

Academics, technology and fact-checking experts are designing “whole-society” response to disinformation campaigns.

# disinformation - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Russia using disinformation to create 'division and distrust', EU official says
# Propaganda
# Propaganda

Russia using disinformation to create 'division and distrust', EU official says

Mar 13th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,042 Views 21 Comments

Some anti-vaccine accounts on social media have now have turned to spreading lies about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

# disinformation - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland

Mar 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 64,097 Views 41 Comments

Disinformation is significant aspect of the crisis unfolding in eastern Europe.

# disinformation - Friday 25 February, 2022

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

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

Feb 25th 2022, 1:40 PM 2,518 Views 0 Comments

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

# disinformation - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media

Feb 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,249 Views 17 Comments

In the first 14 hours of the invasion fact-checkers had already found 34 pieces of disinformation about the conflict.

# disinformation - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum
# Hey Hey My My
# Hey Hey My My

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum

Jan 27th 2022, 8:22 AM 61,106 Views 104 Comments

Young has accused the streaming service of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by hosting Rogan’s podcast.

# 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 116,067 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 5,368 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 67,793 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 16,179 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 12,301 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 91,019 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 7,176 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 15,645 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 14,759 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 22,895 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 9,067 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 24,958 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 22,306 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 15,297 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 14,433 Views 63 Comments

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