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Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
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Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Jun 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,338 Views 12 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners
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Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners

Jun 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,820 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines are being rolled out on a prison-by-prison basis and jabs are administered by National Ambulance Service staff.

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
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'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,720 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
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Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 93,587 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
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Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 100,748 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine
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FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine

May 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 25,651 Views 6 Comments

The claims about insurance cover were included in a video on Dolores Cahill’s Facebook page.

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
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Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,685 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
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Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 24,614 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

FactFind: Information on suspected reactions to Covid-19 vaccines isn't being hidden - here's how can you find it
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FactFind: Information on suspected reactions to Covid-19 vaccines isn't being hidden - here's how can you find it

May 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 64,045 Views 0 Comments

A recent article in the Westmeath Topic, which was reshared by other users on social media, suggested that this information is being hidden.

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

May 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 85,491 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2021, 3:04 PM 10,401 Views 0 Comments

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

That photo of Matt Hancock holding a bad pint of Guinness is fake
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That photo of Matt Hancock holding a bad pint of Guinness is fake

May 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 99,799 Views 31 Comments

He wasn’t even drinking Guinness.

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings
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FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,407 Views 0 Comments

Black people are fatally shot by US police at a higher rate than white people relative to their proportion of the population.

Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic
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Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 22,194 Views 0 Comments

The post has been seen more than 20,000 times on Facebook.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
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Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,017 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
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FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,903 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?
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Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 66,381 Views 0 Comments

Several posts on social media have tried to play down the need for lockdowns by pointing to excess deaths.

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
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Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,379 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

Court hears man charged with firework offence at Dublin protest is currently on the PUP
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Court hears man charged with firework offence at Dublin protest is currently on the PUP

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:04 PM 7,161 Views 0 Comments

The court heard the accused had worked in a power-washing business but is currently in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
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FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

Mar 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 76,007 Views 17 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally
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Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally

Feb 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,681 Views 0 Comments

A false flyer advertising a pro-lockdown rally has been incorrectly attributed to People Before Profit and Le Chéile.

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
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FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

Feb 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,774 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
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FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

Feb 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 30,412 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false
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FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false

Feb 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,471 Views 0 Comments

Messages flashed on an LED display beside roads are spreading misinformation about Covid-19.

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Feb 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,251 Views 0 Comments

A post on Facebook suggests that the broadcaster received money from a number of international groups.

Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed
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Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed

Feb 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,366 Views 0 Comments

A post on Instagram claims that SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated.

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month
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Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month

Feb 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 23,925 Views 0 Comments

It has been claimed that the media was told not to cover the minister’s trip last month.

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

Jan 26th 2021, 3:22 PM 33,255 Views 0 Comments

Dr Keshav Sharma died on 11 January.

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
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FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 46,995 Views 0 Comments

The claim goes against what medical and scientific experts have observed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading
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Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading

Jan 14th 2021, 6:10 AM 62,431 Views 0 Comments

The post incorrectly compares CSO data for ten months in 2020 with previous years.

Debunked: Several claims about Covid-19 in a video featuring Dolores Cahill are false or misleading
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Debunked: Several claims about Covid-19 in a video featuring Dolores Cahill are false or misleading

Jan 9th 2021, 10:30 AM 335,981 Views 0 Comments

The video was posted online before Christmas and now has more than 1 million views.

FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'
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FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'

Jan 8th 2021, 6:17 PM 60,474 Views 0 Comments

A false claim on social media suggests that a Pfizer document said vaccine recipients should not have unprotected sex for 28 days after receiving their second dose.

Debunked: No, this is not a photo of a man attacked by George Nkencho
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Debunked: No, this is not a photo of a man attacked by George Nkencho

Jan 4th 2021, 6:02 PM 6,810 Views 0 Comments

An image being shared on social media is actually of an Everton football fan attacked in 2019.

FactCheck: No, George Nkencho was not a convicted criminal out on bail for attacking his girlfriend
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FactCheck: No, George Nkencho was not a convicted criminal out on bail for attacking his girlfriend

Jan 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 38,037 Views 0 Comments

A claim on social media says that George Nkencho had 32 convictions, but this is false.

Debunked: No, a Freedom of Information request to the HSE did not prove that Covid-19 does not exist
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Debunked: No, a Freedom of Information request to the HSE did not prove that Covid-19 does not exist

Dec 29th 2020, 5:52 PM 40,967 Views 0 Comments

The claim originated in a series of posts by Anti-Corruption Ireland last week.

Debunked: No, a former Pfizer employee was not correct to say there is 'no need for vaccines'
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Debunked: No, a former Pfizer employee was not correct to say there is 'no need for vaccines'

Dec 28th 2020, 1:51 PM 231,715 Views 0 Comments

Quotes attributed to Dr Mike Yeadon are inaccurate.

Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died
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Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died

Dec 23rd 2020, 5:30 PM 91,110 Views 0 Comments

The nurse has said her fainting was not linked to the vaccine, but to a health condition she has.

Debunked: No, this photo does not show Paris 'in full out war' over Covid-19 restrictions
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Debunked: No, this photo does not show Paris 'in full out war' over Covid-19 restrictions

Dec 23rd 2020, 11:18 AM 2,120 Views 0 Comments

The photo was taken in 2018 when France won the World Cup.

FactCheck: No, a claim by an Irish doctor that PCR tests have a 97% false positive rate is not true
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FactCheck: No, a claim by an Irish doctor that PCR tests have a 97% false positive rate is not true

Dec 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 49,578 Views 0 Comments

The video, which has attracted hundreds of shares and likes on Facebook, makes a number of claims about PCR testing.

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it
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How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,521 Views 104 Comments

Ireland is seeing a lot of misinformation about vaccines right now – and there’s no sign of it stopping.

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