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Jim Gavin denies reports that Jason Sherlock has left Dublin's management set-up
Reports this week suggested that Sherlock had left Gavin’s backroom team.
Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC
Photos of the fake papers quickly spread on social media today.
Angelina Jolie shared the unusual explanation for why she has raised her kids without social media
Jolie also spoke about the likelihood of entering a career in politics.
'It's just a sh*tfest. You can't parody the man': Waterford Whispers and satire after Trump
Waterford Whispers founder Colm Williamson spoke to about the publication’s fifth annual book.
Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories
Claas Relotius allegedly launched a fundraising campaign for the subject of an article he wrote, but the bank details provided were his own.
'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho
It’s been reported that he won a wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.
The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs
And why faking stories for social media clout sets a dangerous precedent.
'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death
The Spanish footballer has reacted with amusement to exaggerated rumours of his death.
'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL
There were rumours that the Scotland forward had not been at the club’s training base since Monday.
Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'
The Red Devils have dismissed speculation claiming the Portuguese will be relieved of his duties this weekend
Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'
D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.
That viral video you saw of a woman throwing bleach on men manspreading? Yeah, it's staged
*eye roll*
Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United
The centre-back had been strongly tipped to move to Old Trafford after an impressive World Cup campaign.
Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.
British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news
A leaked report makes the suggestion.
Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory
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.
Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory
Hundreds of websites and Facebook pages were set up out of the town in 2016.
Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG
French media claimed a world record deal had been agreed for the 19-year-old.
Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families
A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.
Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract
The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.
Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?
UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.
'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers
“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”
LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake
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.
Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row
“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.”
Quiz: Irish news story or fake news?
Can you tell the difference?
Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate
The goalkeeper was reported to have let rip at Medhi Benatia after Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the final minute in Turin.
Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news
Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.
Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs
The company has offered to send two other executives.
Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future
Reports in England have claimed Liverpool will have to offer £200,000 a week to convince Can to stay.
Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'
The law, if passed, would include foreign media.
False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.
Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?
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.
'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland
The Australian is taking an interesting slant on the upcoming Six Nations.
Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve
Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.
Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal
Both Sanchez and Henry deny the claims the Frenchman had a part to play in the move.
Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is to be adapted for TV.
Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'
But that’s fine, because debunking dodgy writing is really a lot of fun, writes Richard MacCarthy.
'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico
And Zinedine Zidane has defended his decision to start Mateo Kovacic.
Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador
In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.
Trust in media grows under Trump despite his fake news claims
In the survey, 12% said they have a “great deal” of trust and confidence and an additional 37% have a “fair amount”.