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# misinformation - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds

Oct 12th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,627 Views 31 Comments

It found that 85% of young people have been exposed to misinformation about sexual health.

# misinformation - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,000 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

# misinformation - Monday 4 October, 2021

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims

Oct 4th 2021, 10:13 AM 20,178 Views 34 Comments

Facebook’s annual revenue has more than doubled since 2018 to a projected $102.5 billion (£88 billion) this year.

# misinformation - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform

Sep 29th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,910 Views 33 Comments

YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.

# misinformation - Monday 20 September, 2021

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 12:57 PM 59,853 Views 28 Comments

One video of the incident shows about 25 people present at the demonstration.

# misinformation - Friday 17 September, 2021

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 25,312 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

# misinformation - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely

Sep 16th 2021, 5:31 PM 68,162 Views 0 Comments

At least two such incidents have occurred at Irish hospitals in recent days.

Video of patient being encouraged to leave hospital against advice prompts 'concern'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Video of patient being encouraged to leave hospital against advice prompts 'concern'

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 126,888 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the hospital urged anyone with concerns about care to get in contact.

# misinformation - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes
# Disinformation Laundromat
# Disinformation Laundromat

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,087 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters

Aug 10th 2021, 1:45 PM 31,641 Views 29 Comments

A solicitor whose name appears on the letters has clarified that he is not involved with the group.

# misinformation - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Ronan Glynn: Public health doctors battling 'avalanche of conspiracy theory and misinformation'
# Interview
# Interview

Ronan Glynn: Public health doctors battling 'avalanche of conspiracy theory and misinformation'

Aug 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 70,230 Views 84 Comments
  • The Deputy Chief Medical Officer outlines what actions he has taken since March 2020, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Glynn says it is critical to act preemptively when false claims are made online.
  • He cautious against speaking with certainty in uncertain times.

# misinformation - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
# YouTube
# YouTube

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos

Aug 1st 2021, 2:45 PM 31,852 Views 61 Comments

YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.

# misinformation - Friday 16 July, 2021

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,321 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

# misinformation - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings
# Anti-lockdown Protests
# Anti-lockdown Protests

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings

Jul 11th 2021, 1:37 PM 26,504 Views 73 Comments

Leo Varadkar sent letters to Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok following violent protests in Dublin.

# misinformation - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top

Jun 23rd 2021, 9:18 AM 18,107 Views 77 Comments

Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.

# misinformation - Friday 18 June, 2021

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
# Shock Sharing
# Shock Sharing

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 12,233 Views 12 Comments

Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.

# misinformation - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation
# Aisling O'Loughlin
# Aisling O'Loughlin

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation

Jun 16th 2021, 1:53 PM 95,899 Views 9 Comments

The platform had deleted several of Aisling O’Loughlin’s posts recently.

# misinformation - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,492 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# misinformation - Saturday 8 May, 2021

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

May 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 87,803 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

# misinformation - Friday 7 May, 2021

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan's nephew was not awarded a bike hire contract in Offaly
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan's nephew was not awarded a bike hire contract in Offaly

May 7th 2021, 3:04 PM 10,811 Views 0 Comments

The misleading article was widely shared on social media before it was removed by Gript.

# misinformation - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,307 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

# 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

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,888 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 7,087 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 13,326 Views 39 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 20,360 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 15,561 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 57,298 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 6,497 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 39,031 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 53,461 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 23,970 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 15,105 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 35,849 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 24,903 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 14,690 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 15,320 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 17,360 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 25,625 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 29,540 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 16,466 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

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