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Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate
“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”
# NBC News
Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons
NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.
# totally made up
Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly
“The fake news is at it again.”
# Myanmar
'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi
Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.
Fake Russian Facebook accounts paid money to stir up race and LGBT issues during US election
Hundreds of accounts have been identified by the social network as taking out ads during the election.
# Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi finally speaks on Rohingya crisis, blames false information
Thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority community are being forced to flee their home for fear of violence against their people.
# protect our future
'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back
Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.
# Poisonous demonisation
UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media
The High Commissioner for Human Rights said Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms.
Targeted ads: 'Everything we read online is a reflection of what we want to hear'
When we mindlessly scroll through Facebook we are willing and accepting recipients of “fake news”, writes Deirdre Robertson.
# total eclipse of the facts
This CNN anchor's impassioned live response to President Trump's 'unhinged' speech is a must-watch
“Don Lemon brought the lemon-shade.”
# Seth Rich
Lawsuit alleges Fox News created false story about DNC staffer's death with oversight from White House
The death of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee staff member, has attracted numerous conspiracy theories.
# brutality
46-year-old case of a man dying in police custody reopens South Africa's apartheid wounds
An inquest at the time said Ahmed Timol died by suicide. A review of the case now, however, is telling a different story.
# spicey interview
Sean Spicer says there are 'too many cooks' at the White House, signs off with pop at the 'fake news media'
Spicer resigned as White House press secretary yesterday after a tumultuous six months at the podium.
# Wrestlemania
Donald Trump posts doctored video of himself 'beating up CNN'
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN responded.
# out of time
Time magazine asks Trump Organisation to remove fake covers from golf clubs and hotels
One of the covers hung at Trump International Hotel in Doonbeg in Clare.
'Young people lack critical thinking skills, leading to a struggle with news literacy'
Lurking among the heartfelt outpourings of grief for victims at the Manchester Evening News Arena were trolls posting fake reports, writes Alan Keane.
# political pressure
Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news
Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.
# scaremongering
'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'
Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.
75-year-old 'dies a happy man' after ex-wife tells him Trump has been impeached
Michael Garland Elliott died earlier this month after his ex-wife and best friend broke the false news to him.