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From TheJournal.ie WATCH: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland Zoom Webinar

WATCH: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

A panel of experts explore one of the major ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland EP Webinar

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Irish people in colonies were not slaves - they were indentured servants Factcheck

Debunked: Irish people in colonies were not slaves - they were indentured servants

Posts that are being shared on social media claim Irish people ‘experienced the horrors of slavery’ more than African people.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world? INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake Debunked

Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake

The original image, which has been doctored, showed Trump with his daughter Ivanka in the 1990s.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Irish people were not the first slaves to arrive in the American colonies Debunk

Debunked: Irish people were not the first slaves to arrive in the American colonies

Slave trading from Africa to the Americas began around 100 years before 1619, and indentured servitude is not the same as chattel slavery.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: It's false to claim that fewer than 100 people have died directly from Covid-19 Factcheck

Debunked: It's false to claim that fewer than 100 people have died directly from Covid-19

Over 1,600 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory Debunked

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory

Claims made in a Facebook post are confirmed to be false by Department of An Taoiseach

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast Factcheck

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast

The claim was made in a video that has gone viral on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire Misinformation

Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire

False claims on Facebook suggests the flammable liquid poses a threat if left in a hot car.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus Debunked

Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus

The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week Covid-19

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Anthony Fauci did not say a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to people without 'proper studies' Debunked

Debunked: No, Anthony Fauci did not say a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to people without 'proper studies'

Fauci has been falsely quoted on a number of social media posts.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas? Debunked

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide

The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter Executive Order

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Italy does not want to charge Bill Gates with crimes against humanity Debunked

Debunked: No, Italy does not want to charge Bill Gates with crimes against humanity

The claim has its origins in a speech made by Sara Cunial, a member of the Italian Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Donald Trump did not say he'd run as a Republican because of their 'dumb voters' Republicans

Debunked: No, Donald Trump did not say he'd run as a Republican because of their 'dumb voters'

A commonly-shared image purporting to be from a 1998 interview with People Magazine is a fake.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the world has not been wrongly treating Covid-19 as pneumonia Factcheck

Debunked: No, the world has not been wrongly treating Covid-19 as pneumonia

A post on Facebook claims that medics should treat Covid-19 as thrombosis, not pneumonia.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9% Covid19 Facts This post contains videos

Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9%

This claim has been going around the internet for the past week.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down Debunked

Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down

We’re extremely happy to be able to debunk this one.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: The viral video Plandemic makes a series of false claims about Covid-19 Covid19 Facts

Debunked: The viral video Plandemic makes a series of false claims about Covid-19

The 26-minute video was viewed millions of times before social media giants took it down.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country Fraud

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, a Nazi flag was not flown in Belfast on VE day Debunked

Debunked: No, a Nazi flag was not flown in Belfast on VE day

The picture shared in a Facebook post is real, but it is from July 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: TheJournal.ie and other outlets are not organising a 'clap for our government' tonight Coronavirus

Debunked: TheJournal.ie and other outlets are not organising a 'clap for our government' tonight

A fake image on social media claims that media organisations and Fine Gael are calling for people to applaud the government tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday Debunked

Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday

A letter claiming to be from Golf Union Ireland stated golf courses were set to reopen on 2 May.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this video does not show people having a 'street party' in Dublin last week Covid-19

Debunked: No, this video does not show people having a 'street party' in Dublin last week

A post shared on Facebook claims to show a party taking place in Dublin on 1 May, but the footage is older than that.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Sorry, that 'announcement ' from Penneys saying it's reopening on 8 June is fake Penneys
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the British army is not setting up a 'military camp' at Long Kesh prison Factcheck

Debunked: No, the British army is not setting up a 'military camp' at Long Kesh prison

A post on Facebook claims that the British army are to set up a ‘military camp’ at the site of the former Maze Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, postural drainage is not an 'easy' way to treat Covid-19 pneumonia Coronavirus

Debunked: No, postural drainage is not an 'easy' way to treat Covid-19 pneumonia

The HSE said routine breathing tests and mobilising are more appropriate for Covid-19 patients than this method.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, a Japanese Nobel Prize winner did not say the coronavirus was man-made Debunked
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015 Factcheck

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015

Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this footage does not show NPHET members ignoring social distancing Old Footage

Debunked: No, this footage does not show NPHET members ignoring social distancing

An image was widely shared on social media after file footage appeared on RTÉ news bulletins.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real Factcheck

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

From TheJournal.ie Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report Disinformation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this image does not show an official government announcement about the lifting of restrictions Debunked

Debunked: No, this image does not show an official government announcement about the lifting of restrictions

This image has been shared widely on WhatsApp recently.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, there wasn't a vaccine for Covid-19 back in 2001 Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, there wasn't a vaccine for Covid-19 back in 2001

A piece of misinformation being shared widely claims that a vaccine existed 19 years ago. This is untrue.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Donald Trump didn't tweet he'd 'never let thousands die' in a pandemic back in 2009 Donald Trump

Debunked: No, Donald Trump didn't tweet he'd 'never let thousands die' in a pandemic back in 2009

The US President says lots of things. But he didn’t say this.

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