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FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?

4 hours ago 7,231 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.

# factcheck - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Debunked: Protesters outside Russian embassy in Dublin were not chanting Nazi slogans
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Protesters outside Russian embassy in Dublin were not chanting Nazi slogans

Sep 22nd 2022, 4:39 PM 2,452 Views 0 Comments

Putin claimed his invasion was to ‘de-nazify’ Ukraine

# factcheck - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

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

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

Sep 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 36,447 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Monday 19 September, 2022

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

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

Sep 19th 2022, 4:05 PM 1,248 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Saturday 17 September, 2022

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?

Sep 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,470 Views 0 Comments
  • There are 160 TDs in the Dáil - but it isn't entirely straightforward to find out which of them also derive an income from renting houses.
  • An analysis by The Journal sought to find out, using the Dáil register of interests and by contacting individual TDs.

# factcheck - Friday 9 September, 2022

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

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

Sep 9th 2022, 6:14 PM 38,283 Views 0 Comments

There were no Irish dancers at Buckingham Palace either.

# factcheck - 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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# Factcheck

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

Sep 8th 2022, 2:53 PM 6,578 Views 0 Comments

Burke was sent to Mountjoy Prison this week.

# factcheck - Friday 2 September, 2022

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

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

Sep 2nd 2022, 11:32 AM 3,547 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,101 Views 3 Comments

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

# factcheck - Sunday 28 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,010 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# factcheck - Friday 19 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 35,025 Views 13 Comments

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

# factcheck - Saturday 13 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 27,294 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 12 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 12th 2022, 3:39 PM 10,710 Views 0 Comments

The use of human shields breaches international human rights law.

# factcheck - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

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

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

Aug 9th 2022, 2:10 PM 1,890 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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Aug 9th 2022, 8:46 AM 802 Views 0 Comments

The article has been photoshopped and the claim is fake.

# factcheck - Thursday 28 July, 2022

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

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

Jul 28th 2022, 7:45 AM 3,380 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Sunday 24 July, 2022

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?

Jul 24th 2022, 3:12 PM 30,414 Views 32 Comments

A number of politicians including the Taoiseach mentioned Irish beef and dairy’s carbon efficiency this week. But what does this mean?

# factcheck - Saturday 23 July, 2022

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?
# Meath
# Meath

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?

Jul 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 31,815 Views 25 Comments

Meath’s county town was promised a rail connection in 2005 but there’s still no delivery date.

# factcheck - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

FactFind: How have other countries regulated Airbnb and what happened when they did?
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# Factfind

FactFind: How have other countries regulated Airbnb and what happened when they did?

Jul 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,083 Views 0 Comments

Cities have successfully passed laws restricting Airbnb but it hasn’t always led to more houses and lower rents

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

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

Jul 20th 2022, 12:26 PM 59,106 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Sunday 17 July, 2022

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?

Jul 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,590 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis.

# factcheck - Monday 11 July, 2022

Debunked: TikTok videos touting unproven and potentially dangerous 'herbal abortion' methods
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: TikTok videos touting unproven and potentially dangerous 'herbal abortion' methods

Jul 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,230 Views 0 Comments
  • Clips circulating on TikTok recently have suggested how women can terminate their own pregnancies, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Many videos have cited the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade last month.
  • Medical experts have warned against using such methods because they are possibly dangerous and there is no evidence to support them.

# factcheck - Saturday 2 July, 2022

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 30,966 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.

# factcheck - 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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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 37,363 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Monday 27 June, 2022

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

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

Jun 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 11,685 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Friday 24 June, 2022

Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church
# Aghamore
# Aghamore

Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church

Jun 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 56,663 Views 0 Comments

However, a local priest says an incident is being investigated by Church authorities.

# factcheck - Monday 6 June, 2022

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,005 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.

# factcheck - Friday 3 June, 2022

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

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

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:34 PM 17,793 Views 0 Comments

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

# factcheck - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did Kellogg's announce a transgender cereal mascot?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Kellogg's announce a transgender cereal mascot?

May 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 24,587 Views 0 Comments

Is the Rice Krispie mascot “Pop” is now a trans woman?

FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?

May 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 13,242 Views 0 Comments
  • Arrivals to a Dublin centre were given different coloured wristbands depending on their race according to an activist group.
  • Wristbands determined access to beds with Ukrainian arrivals given beds while other asylum seekers slept on the floor, the group alleged.
  • The group, Abolish Direct Provision Campaign, called on Minister Roderic O'Gorman to resign.

# factcheck - Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,797 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

# factcheck - Saturday 21 May, 2022

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

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

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 18,136 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?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,204 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 9,025 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 10,178 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?
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# Factcheck

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

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,826 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 8,622 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 52,855 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 22,517 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 21,886 Views 35 Comments

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

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