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# false claims

This year
Trump mocks sexual abuse victim, refuses to accept 2020 defeat in rare live CNN appearance
During a one-hour ‘town hall’ on the cable television network, Trump took questions on the war in Ukraine, immigration and his multiple legal challenges.
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RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
James Conner of Republicans Overseas previously suggested on air that Antifa was behind the attack on the US Capitol.
How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result
President Trump issued his statement while golfing at his club in Virginia.
From Myanmar, New York, Mexico, Switzerland to Ireland: The global spread of Covid misinformation
There have been countless claims made about Covid-19. We examined the origins of a select few.
Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading
A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.
Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families
The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.
Woman charged with fraud after claiming husband had died in Grenfell Tower fire
Joyce Msokeri is alleged to have claimed over €10,000 in funds meant for survivors of the fire.
'Do they really say that?': Schmidt denies claims he has a say on provincial team selection
The Ireland head coach gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ’s Michael Corcoran.
Man United defender denies rumours he's one of two players planning to come out as gay
The Daily Mirror claim one of them is an England international.
Rolling Stone has been forced into a massive back-down over this frathouse rape story
The magazine has issued an apology after the article was widely discredited.