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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

Fri 6:00 AM 10,483 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?

Wed 8:00 PM 18,715 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

Wed 4:48 PM 28,557 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 45,042 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 34,324 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 28,143 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 23,734 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 28,552 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 45,150 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 56,782 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 213,138 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 33,487 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 6,280 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 36,698 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 37,524 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 63,328 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 89,775 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 2,035 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 44,133 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 44,561 Views 104 Comments

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

FactCheck: Are RNA Covid-19 vaccines actually responsible for 'genetic manipulation'?
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FactCheck: Are RNA Covid-19 vaccines actually responsible for 'genetic manipulation'?

Dec 11th 2020, 3:03 PM 18,377 Views 0 Comments

A tweet going viral raises the spectre of some vaccines causing lasting genetic change to our cells, but this is untrue.

Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'
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Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'

Dec 10th 2020, 6:13 PM 35,851 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts making the claim have been shared thousands of times in recent days.

FactCheck: No, the WHO's Dr Mike Ryan didn't say that Covid-19 is 'no more dangerous' than the flu
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FactCheck: No, the WHO's Dr Mike Ryan didn't say that Covid-19 is 'no more dangerous' than the flu

Nov 26th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,176 Views 14 Comments

A number of different posts on Facebook with the same text have claimed that the assertion was made at a WHO briefing.

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

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:40 PM 24,134 Views 0 Comments

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

FactCheck: Yes, the children's flu vaccine is authorised for use in Ireland
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FactCheck: Yes, the children's flu vaccine is authorised for use in Ireland

Nov 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 9,957 Views 0 Comments

Despite what the misleading claim says, the Fluenz Tetra vaccine has been authorised since 2013.

FactCheck: No, a German city has not ruled that compulsory mask-wearing is illegal
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FactCheck: No, a German city has not ruled that compulsory mask-wearing is illegal

Nov 19th 2020, 5:17 PM 21,294 Views 0 Comments

Guidance on mask-wearing in the German city of Düsseldorf has recently been updated, but the requirement to wear a mask has not been banned as claims suggest.

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless
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Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 22,791 Views 0 Comments

The PCR test is globally recognised as the gold standard method for detecting the coronavirus.

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
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Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,057 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

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

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 15,678 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms
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Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms

Nov 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,885 Views 15 Comments

This claim has been shared widely on Facebook recently.

FactCheck: Claim made in full-page Irish Times ad about Covid-19 deaths is false
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FactCheck: Claim made in full-page Irish Times ad about Covid-19 deaths is false

Oct 15th 2020, 9:16 PM 204,327 Views 0 Comments

The ad calls for an alternative approach to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

FactCheck: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading
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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 84,887 Views 90 Comments

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

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
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FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,403 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close
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Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close

Sep 29th 2020, 7:15 PM 4,317 Views 2 Comments

The photo has been shared on social media in recent days – but it was actually taken in England five years ago.

Debunked: No, Smyths Toys is not closing its doors and going 'online only' in the run up to Christmas
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Debunked: No, Smyths Toys is not closing its doors and going 'online only' in the run up to Christmas

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:34 PM 40,105 Views 28 Comments

Several claims online say the store is to stop retail sales from next week.

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

Sep 18th 2020, 5:23 PM 25,133 Views 36 Comments

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

Debunked: No, Paul Murphy isn't recruiting and training actors to attend protests
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Debunked: No, Paul Murphy isn't recruiting and training actors to attend protests

Sep 17th 2020, 6:15 AM 30,453 Views 43 Comments

The fake advertisement was shared on social media following protests in Dublin at the weekend.

Debunked: No, countries were not exporting Covid-19 test kits in 2017
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Debunked: No, countries were not exporting Covid-19 test kits in 2017

Sep 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,322 Views 12 Comments

It’s been claimed that the World Bank was recording exports of Covid-19 tests up to three years ago.

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
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Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 9,130 Views 14 Comments

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

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

Sep 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 132,481 Views 61 Comments

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

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