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#Misinformation

# misinformation - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Sun 12:05 AM 85,575 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# misinformation - Thursday 15 April, 2021

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 6,493 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

# misinformation - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,077 Views 40 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

# misinformation - Monday 15 March, 2021

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 12:02 AM 19,543 Views 0 Comments

The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.

# misinformation - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,338 Views 43 Comments

Joe Galvin outlines how far-right groups are capitalising on current frustrations around Covid restrictions.

# misinformation - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

Mar 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 55,282 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

# misinformation - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:19 AM 6,462 Views 13 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

# misinformation - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 38,929 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

# misinformation - Friday 26 February, 2021

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 53,149 Views 51 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

# misinformation - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign
# Vaccine Misinfo
# Vaccine Misinfo

Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign

Feb 10th 2021, 4:45 PM 23,717 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council offered the use of a major Dublin Islamic centre for use as a vaccination hub.

# misinformation - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows

Jan 31st 2021, 12:30 PM 15,087 Views 42 Comments

The research was carried out by the University of Bristol and King’s College London.

# misinformation - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 26th 2021, 3:22 PM 31,339 Views 0 Comments

Dr Keshav Sharma died on 11 January.

# 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 24,875 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 14,544 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 15,171 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 17,296 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 24,695 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 29,534 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 15,764 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 24,974 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 3,083 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 25,407 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 85,709 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 89,497 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 31,546 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 132,731 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 25,641 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 92,421 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 56,744 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 157,145 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 136,302 Views 61 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 1,935 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 16,073 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 19,685 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 20,603 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 17,355 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 22,864 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 23,761 Views 63 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 112,890 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 64,683 Views 26 Comments

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

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