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#Misinformation

# misinformation - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,758 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

# misinformation - Monday 4 January, 2021

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,103 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

# misinformation - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 14,948 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

# misinformation - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,189 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

# misinformation - Monday 23 November, 2020

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:40 PM 23,688 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that this is incorrect.

# misinformation - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,520 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# misinformation - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 15,637 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

# misinformation - Thursday 5 November, 2020

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US
# Debunk
# Debunk

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US

Nov 5th 2020, 3:01 PM 24,932 Views 18 Comments

Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.

# misinformation - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

FactCheck: No, a 6-year-old boy has not been kidnapped in Navan
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, a 6-year-old boy has not been kidnapped in Navan

Oct 27th 2020, 2:01 PM 3,043 Views 7 Comments

Posts containing this false claim have been shared on Facebook recently.

# misinformation - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Facebook bans all accounts linked to conspiracy group QAnon
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Facebook bans all accounts linked to conspiracy group QAnon

Oct 7th 2020, 7:05 AM 25,223 Views 49 Comments

Campaigners described the move as a “much-needed, if belated, step” from Facebook.

# misinformation - Friday 2 October, 2020

FactCheck: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:01 AM 83,924 Views 90 Comments

The leaflet was distributed in the name of Anti-Corruption Ireland, an anti-government group.

# misinformation - Friday 25 September, 2020

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'I've never felt so low in my life': Jedward speak about impact of pandemic on mental health

Sep 25th 2020, 11:14 PM 89,133 Views 82 Comments

The twins also hit out at conspiracy theorists and people who refuse to wear face masks.

# misinformation - Monday 21 September, 2020

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online

Sep 21st 2020, 7:08 AM 31,327 Views 72 Comments

Disinformation analyst Ciaran O’Connor says extremist groups online are offering simple answers to complex questions at a time when many people are frustrated.

# misinformation - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation
# Far-right Protests
# Far-right Protests

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation

Sep 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 130,986 Views 0 Comments

Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.

# misinformation - Friday 18 September, 2020

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage

Sep 18th 2020, 5:23 PM 24,717 Views 36 Comments

The Covid-19 swab is not powerful enough to break through bone, a professor said.

# misinformation - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest
# Coronavirus Protest
# Coronavirus Protest

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest

Sep 12th 2020, 7:13 PM 92,285 Views 295 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that misinformation “has been a problem from the outset” of the pandemic.

# misinformation - Friday 11 September, 2020

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July

Sep 11th 2020, 5:40 PM 56,205 Views 22 Comments

The figures in question refer to the number of deaths registered for that month so far, not the total number of people who died.

# misinformation - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 155,877 Views 150 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died from the virus in Ireland.

# misinformation - Friday 4 September, 2020

FactCheck: Is this widespread claim about the recent number of deaths by suicide in Ireland true?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is this widespread claim about the recent number of deaths by suicide in Ireland true?

Sep 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 127,729 Views 58 Comments

The claim has spread widely on Facebook and Twitter and has caused significant distress.

# misinformation - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%

Aug 28th 2020, 3:52 PM 1,525 Views 0 Comments

Variations of the same post have been widely shared on Facebook.

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine

Aug 28th 2020, 2:44 PM 16,054 Views 21 Comments

Children aged two to 12 years can get the flu jab for free this year, but it’s not compulsory.

# misinformation - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?
# Echo Chamber
# Echo Chamber

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Aug 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,492 Views 63 Comments

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips

Aug 16th 2020, 12:04 AM 20,457 Views 36 Comments

A large amount of misinformation has been shared in Ireland and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From baking soda to urine: How home remedies around the world were repackaged as Covid-19 'cures'
# Misinformation And Ireland
# Misinformation And Ireland

From baking soda to urine: How home remedies around the world were repackaged as Covid-19 'cures'

Aug 16th 2020, 12:03 AM 17,159 Views 19 Comments

The urge to stop Covid-19 created its own genre of misinformation during the pandemic.

From Myanmar, New York, Mexico, Switzerland to Ireland: The global spread of Covid misinformation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

From Myanmar, New York, Mexico, Switzerland to Ireland: The global spread of Covid misinformation

Aug 16th 2020, 12:01 AM 22,801 Views 11 Comments

There have been countless claims made about Covid-19. We examined the origins of a select few.

# misinformation - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online?

Aug 15th 2020, 9:33 AM 23,759 Views 62 Comments

TheJournal.ie is publishing a series of articles about misinformation this weekend.

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

Aug 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 111,983 Views 100 Comments

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

Aug 15th 2020, 12:03 AM 64,292 Views 26 Comments

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

Aug 15th 2020, 12:02 AM 51,924 Views 15 Comments

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

# misinformation - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,218 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# misinformation - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,890 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# misinformation - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,937 Views 15 Comments

And is it here to stay?

# misinformation - Friday 3 July, 2020

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 10:55 AM 87,046 Views 101 Comments

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

# misinformation - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
# EP Webinar
# EP Webinar

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 34,090 Views 0 Comments

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

# misinformation - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,582 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# misinformation - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts
# Mark Zuckerberg
# Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

Jun 17th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,238 Views 14 Comments

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

# misinformation - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'

Jun 16th 2020, 3:00 PM 8,930 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, problems with search engines have largely fallen under the public radar, writes FuJo’s Dr Eileen Culloty.

# misinformation - Friday 5 June, 2020

Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire

Jun 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 28,095 Views 24 Comments

False claims on Facebook suggests the flammable liquid poses a threat if left in a hot car.

# misinformation - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

May 27th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,532 Views 61 Comments

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

# misinformation - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland
# Fall In Demand
# Fall In Demand

Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland

Updated May 20th 2020, 3:58 PM 110,817 Views 53 Comments

Talc powder sales have fallen dramatically due to misinformation, the company said.

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