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FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

Sat 8:00 AM 15,261 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

# factcheck - Friday 6 May, 2022

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,632 Views 52 Comments

# factcheck - 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 8,786 Views 16 Comments

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

Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?
# Pyschology
# Pyschology

Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?

May 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 10,037 Views 29 Comments

‘Prebunking’ involves innoculating people with weaker doses of misinformation in a safe space in order to strenghten their ability to spot it in the wild.

# factcheck - Thursday 14 April, 2022

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

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

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,572 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.

# factcheck - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?

Apr 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 8,474 Views 26 Comments

Is it even winnable at all? Or is false information just a fact of life now?

# factcheck - Monday 28 March, 2022

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

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

Mar 28th 2022, 6:31 PM 52,482 Views 0 Comments

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

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,309 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.

# factcheck - Friday 18 March, 2022

FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?
# Fuel
# Fuel

FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?

Mar 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,481 Views 35 Comments

An argument about the definition of this tax broke out last week as the government moved to address rising fuel costs.

# factcheck - 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 5,811 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

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

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

Mar 9th 2022, 10:34 AM 41,952 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 4 March, 2022

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

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 52,196 Views 0 Comments

The photos widely shared on Facebook and Twitter are old and out of context.

# factcheck - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

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

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

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 40,820 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
# Meryl Streep
# Meryl Streep

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 49,314 Views 0 Comments

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

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,673 Views 15 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

# factcheck - 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 64,095 Views 41 Comments

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

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - Saturday 19 February, 2022

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 113,800 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.

# factcheck - Friday 18 February, 2022

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,120 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

# factcheck - Saturday 12 February, 2022

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 34,954 Views 0 Comments

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.

FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?
# Fine Gael Ministers
# Fine Gael Ministers

FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?

Feb 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 24,852 Views 0 Comments

Peter Burke made the claim on RTÉ radio.

# factcheck - Thursday 3 February, 2022

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

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

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:45 PM 12,402 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 28 January, 2022

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

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

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 745 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

Jan 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,181 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 21 January, 2022

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?

Jan 21st 2022, 1:00 PM 24,372 Views 0 Comments

We test claims from Irish website The Liberal that a study implies ‘vaccines were never required to begin with’.

# factcheck - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

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

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

Jan 19th 2022, 12:08 PM 2,067 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers

Jan 12th 2022, 5:00 AM 10,183 Views 12 Comments

The open letter is addressed to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Factcheckers send open letter to YouTube over 'destructive' misinformation on the platform
# Online Misinformation
# Online Misinformation

Factcheckers send open letter to YouTube over 'destructive' misinformation on the platform

Jan 12th 2022, 5:00 AM 10,591 Views 37 Comments

The open letter is addressed to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki from over 80 fact-checking organisations around the world.

# factcheck - Saturday 8 January, 2022

FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?

Jan 8th 2022, 6:30 AM 29,977 Views 0 Comments

Is there evidence that alcohol users turn to drugs as a result of the policy?

# factcheck - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,497 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# factcheck - Friday 24 December, 2021

Factcheck: Did Bill Gates create an 'Omicron' video game in 1999?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Did Bill Gates create an 'Omicron' video game in 1999?

Dec 24th 2021, 1:51 PM 5,644 Views 0 Comments

A number of social media posts have linked Gates – and Microsoft – to the sci-fi game, suggesting Gates was in some way complicit in orchestrating the Covid-19 pandemic.

# factcheck - Thursday 16 December, 2021

FactCheck: Does this Dublin video prove masks increase carbon dioxide to dangerous levels?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does this Dublin video prove masks increase carbon dioxide to dangerous levels?

Dec 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 34,544 Views 0 Comments

A protester in Dublin claims her carbon dioxide-measuring device proves masks cause CO2 levels to exceed ‘dangerous’ amounts.

# factcheck - Monday 13 December, 2021

FactCheck: No, the Australian Army didn't forcibly vaccinate Indigenous Australians
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the Australian Army didn't forcibly vaccinate Indigenous Australians

Dec 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,668 Views 0 Comments

The claim caused a protest outside the Australian Embassy in Dublin

# factcheck - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

Dec 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 48,712 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

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

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

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 4,422 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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Dec 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 32,790 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 3 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 3rd 2021, 11:46 AM 17,697 Views 0 Comments

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

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 53,752 Views 4 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

# factcheck - 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 28,135 Views 0 Comments

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

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