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Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff
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Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff

Sun 4:11 PM 112,706 Views 0 Comments

The patient in question left the hospital following the video but returned by ambulance two days later.

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds
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'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds

Sep 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,156 Views 10 Comments

Research undertaken on behalf of the BAI and published today analysed 47 monthly transparency reports.

Family hit out at use of deceased young woman's image by anti-vaccination groups
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Family hit out at use of deceased young woman's image by anti-vaccination groups

Aug 24th 2021, 3:29 PM 67,496 Views 82 Comments

The woman’s family have rejected attempts to use her death in an anti-vaccine campaign.

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

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,064 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

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

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 12,217 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,396 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 7,072 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,541 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,682 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:01 AM 22,881 Views 11 Comments

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

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report
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Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 9,007 Views 26 Comments

FuJo Director Jane Suiter said that the “most significant shortcoming of empowering consumers” was labelling trustworthy content.

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis
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No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,920 Views 119 Comments

RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign
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'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

Dec 11th 2019, 7:50 PM 22,297 Views 24 Comments

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote
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EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote

Jun 14th 2019, 12:12 PM 15,294 Views 107 Comments

The commission said it will take time to determine the “scope and impact” of the disinformation campaigns.

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
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'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

May 5th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,428 Views 63 Comments

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.