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This year
Debunked: Presenter wrongly speculated to be at centre of BBC scandal involving lewd photos
False claims against the chat show host were viewed more than a million times.
All time
Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'
Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.
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.
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%.
Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news'
The Taoiseach has slammed Trump for saying Ireland is set to reduce it’s rate to 8%.
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.
Lyon blast 'despicable' reports that Mathieu Valbuena had died
The Ligue 1 club have moved to quash rumours suggesting the French international had passed away.
Katie Taylor denies reports she's back training in father's gym
The Irish boxer has rejected claims she’s returning to Bray Boxing Club.
Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement
The High Court was told this morning that the pop manager’s High Court defamation case against Newsgroup had been settled.
Louis Walsh takes defamation case against Newsgroup
The X Factor judge is suing over an article published in the Sun newspaper in June last year.
Ryanair rejects 'false' Italian tax claims
It is claimed that the company hadn’t paid €12 million it owed in tax in Italy.
The truth behind 5 old wives' tales
Sitting too close to the TV? Swallowed chewing gum? Worried chocolate causes spots? Relax – it’s not as bad as you were led to believe.