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#FAKE NEWS

# fake-news - Friday 21 December, 2018

'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho

Dec 21st 2018, 4:32 PM 8,513 Views 21 Comments

It’s been reported that he won a wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.

# fake-news - Thursday 6 December, 2018

The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs
# FAKE NEWS
From The Daily Edge
# FAKE NEWS

The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs

Dec 6th 2018, 4:31 PM 13,936 Views 0 Comments

And why faking stories for social media clout sets a dangerous precedent.

# fake-news - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death
# Brack From The Dead
# Brack From The Dead

'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death

Nov 28th 2018, 11:26 AM 31,705 Views 0 Comments

The Spanish footballer has reacted with amusement to exaggerated rumours of his death.

# fake-news - Friday 26 October, 2018

'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL

Oct 26th 2018, 7:58 PM 5,095 Views 0 Comments

There were rumours that the Scotland forward had not been at the club’s training base since Monday.

# fake-news - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'

Oct 6th 2018, 10:55 AM 7,377 Views 4 Comments

The Red Devils have dismissed speculation claiming the Portuguese will be relieved of his duties this weekend

# fake-news - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'
# Actual Fake News
# Actual Fake News

Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:55 PM 31,946 Views 24 Comments

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

# fake-news - Friday 28 September, 2018

That viral video you saw of a woman throwing bleach on men manspreading? Yeah, it's staged
# FAKE NEWS
From The Daily Edge
# FAKE NEWS

That viral video you saw of a woman throwing bleach on men manspreading? Yeah, it's staged

Sep 28th 2018, 1:17 PM 53,589 Views 1 Comment

*eye roll*

# fake-news - Monday 10 September, 2018

Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United
# Going Nowhere
From The42
# Going Nowhere

Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United

Sep 10th 2018, 7:42 PM 5,343 Views 9 Comments

The centre-back had been strongly tipped to move to Old Trafford after an impressive World Cup campaign.

# fake-news - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:49 AM 7,481 Views 41 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

# fake-news - Saturday 28 July, 2018

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

Jul 28th 2018, 4:01 PM 10,116 Views 86 Comments

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

# fake-news - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory
# Fake
# Fake

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

Jul 22nd 2018, 8:00 AM 10,440 Views 16 Comments

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

# fake-news - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory
# 2016 Election
# 2016 Election

Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory

Jul 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,045 Views 61 Comments

Hundreds of websites and Facebook pages were set up out of the town in 2016.

# fake-news - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG

Jul 4th 2018, 12:05 PM 17,325 Views 13 Comments

French media claimed a world record deal had been agreed for the 19-year-old.

# fake-news - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

Jun 25th 2018, 2:41 PM 39,066 Views 21 Comments

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

# fake-news - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract

Jun 14th 2018, 4:30 PM 6,812 Views 2 Comments

The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.

# fake-news - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?
# False Memories
# False Memories

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:45 PM 43,531 Views 51 Comments

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

# fake-news - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers
# My Bad
# My Bad

'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers

May 22nd 2018, 10:44 PM 9,884 Views 21 Comments

“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”

# fake-news - Monday 30 April, 2018

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

Apr 30th 2018, 12:32 PM 43,757 Views 298 Comments

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

# fake-news - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

Apr 29th 2018, 2:21 PM 25,848 Views 75 Comments

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

# fake-news - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Quiz: Irish news story or fake news?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Irish news story or fake news?

Apr 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 36,018 Views 20 Comments

Can you tell the difference?

# fake-news - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate

Apr 24th 2018, 9:28 PM 9,650 Views 1 Comment

The goalkeeper was reported to have let rip at Medhi Benatia after Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the final minute in Turin.

# fake-news - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news

Apr 12th 2018, 1:43 PM 12,643 Views 63 Comments

Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.

# fake-news - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs
# Zuck Out
# Zuck Out

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs

Mar 27th 2018, 2:08 PM 10,503 Views 24 Comments

The company has offered to send two other executives.

Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future

Mar 27th 2018, 11:01 AM 8,392 Views 18 Comments

Reports in England have claimed Liverpool will have to offer £200,000 a week to convince Can to stay.

# fake-news - Monday 26 March, 2018

Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'

Mar 26th 2018, 9:55 PM 8,181 Views 23 Comments

The law, if passed, would include foreign media.

# fake-news - Sunday 11 March, 2018

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,312 Views 15 Comments

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

# fake-news - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

Feb 1st 2018, 10:08 AM 20,215 Views 50 Comments

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

# fake-news - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland

Jan 25th 2018, 12:00 PM 33,393 Views 38 Comments

The Australian is taking an interesting slant on the upcoming Six Nations.

# fake-news - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve

Jan 24th 2018, 9:50 PM 23,129 Views 79 Comments

Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.

Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal

Jan 24th 2018, 12:28 PM 3,749 Views 5 Comments

Both Sanchez and Henry deny the claims the Frenchman had a part to play in the move.

# fake-news - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners

Jan 18th 2018, 7:20 AM 33,166 Views 100 Comments

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is to be adapted for TV.

# fake-news - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'

Jan 14th 2018, 8:45 AM 14,114 Views 36 Comments

But that’s fine, because debunking dodgy writing is really a lot of fun, writes Richard MacCarthy.

# fake-news - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico

Dec 23rd 2017, 4:12 PM 7,707 Views 3 Comments

And Zinedine Zidane has defended his decision to start Mateo Kovacic.

# fake-news - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador
# False
# False

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador

Dec 13th 2017, 3:29 PM 20,154 Views 55 Comments

In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.

# fake-news - Monday 4 December, 2017

Trust in media grows under Trump despite his fake news claims
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Trust in media grows under Trump despite his fake news claims

Dec 4th 2017, 11:00 PM 10,242 Views 59 Comments

In the survey, 12% said they have a “great deal” of trust and confidence and an additional 37% have a “fair amount”.

# fake-news - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Southampton winger Redmond slams The Sun and clears up what Pep said to him
# FAKE NEWS
From The42
# FAKE NEWS

Southampton winger Redmond slams The Sun and clears up what Pep said to him

Nov 30th 2017, 9:52 PM 19,434 Views 20 Comments

The British newspaper had reported that Guardiola called Redmond a ‘w**ker’ during a furious-looking exchange.

# fake-news - Thursday 2 November, 2017

'Fake news' is the 2017 word of the year*
# Two For One
# Two For One

'Fake news' is the 2017 word of the year*

Nov 2nd 2017, 9:43 AM 10,298 Views 70 Comments

*According to Collins Dictionary.

# fake-news - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news'
# False
# False

Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news'

Oct 18th 2017, 3:24 PM 39,080 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach has slammed Trump for saying Ireland is set to reduce it’s rate to 8%.

# fake-news - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate

Oct 17th 2017, 2:04 PM 21,819 Views 64 Comments

“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”

# fake-news - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons
# NBC News
# NBC News

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

Oct 11th 2017, 6:06 PM 17,511 Views 81 Comments

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.