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FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
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FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?

Sat 9:00 PM 28,330 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once
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Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once

Fri 12:00 PM 26,701 Views 0 Comments

It might be painful but there is no evidence to support the claim.

Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'
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Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'

Jun 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 11,447 Views 0 Comments

The UN Refugee Agency said it never issued such a statement and it warned of the damage disinformation can do.

Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church
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Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church

Jun 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 55,649 Views 0 Comments

However, a local priest says an incident is being investigated by Church authorities.

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
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FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,047 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.
Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine
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Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:34 PM 17,622 Views 0 Comments

Fake footage from the game Arma 3 has been doing the rounds.

FactCheck: Did Kellogg's announce a transgender cereal mascot?
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FactCheck: Did Kellogg's announce a transgender cereal mascot?

May 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 24,306 Views 0 Comments

Is the Rice Krispie mascot “Pop” is now a trans woman?

FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?
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FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?

May 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 12,555 Views 0 Comments
  • Arrivals to a Dublin centre were given different coloured wristbands depending on their race according to an activist group.
  • Wristbands determined access to beds with Ukrainian arrivals given beds while other asylum seekers slept on the floor, the group alleged.
  • The group, Abolish Direct Provision Campaign, called on Minister Roderic O'Gorman to resign.
FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
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FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,566 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
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FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,998 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
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FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,013 Views 52 Comments
The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?
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The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?

May 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 8,917 Views 16 Comments

Will we ever be free of bad information or do we simply learn coping strategies to keep up the fight?

Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?
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Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?

May 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 10,078 Views 29 Comments

‘Prebunking’ involves innoculating people with weaker doses of misinformation in a safe space in order to strenghten their ability to spot it in the wild.

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?
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FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,691 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts claim ‘football practice is off the schedule’ as one of Ukraine’s most successful teams kits out in army combats to join the mililtary.

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?
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Are we winning the fight against misinformation?

Apr 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 8,518 Views 26 Comments

Is it even winnable at all? Or is false information just a fact of life now?

Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
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Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Mar 28th 2022, 6:31 PM 52,624 Views 0 Comments

These are reactions from another scandal-making moment at the 2017 Oscars where the wrong winner was announced.

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
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How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,382 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.
FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?
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FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?

Mar 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,581 Views 35 Comments

An argument about the definition of this tax broke out last week as the government moved to address rising fuel costs.

The Journal FactCheck joins Irish alliance to detect and respond to disinformation
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The Journal FactCheck joins Irish alliance to detect and respond to disinformation

Mar 15th 2022, 11:53 AM 5,853 Views 0 Comments

Academics, technology and fact-checking experts are designing “whole-society” response to disinformation campaigns.

Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.
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Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.

Mar 9th 2022, 10:34 AM 42,022 Views 0 Comments

These are old photos of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist.

Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line
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Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line

Mar 4th 2022, 9:00 PM 52,223 Views 0 Comments

The photos widely shared on Facebook and Twitter are old and out of context.

FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?
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FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 40,911 Views 0 Comments

Reports of the ‘ace’ fighter pilot protecting the skies of Kyiv gave hope to Ukrainian resistance but is footage on social media real?

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role
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Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:49 PM 49,528 Views 0 Comments

The actress did miss out on the part, but this photo isn’t as claimed

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
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FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,746 Views 15 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland
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FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland

Mar 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 64,124 Views 41 Comments

Disinformation is significant aspect of the crisis unfolding in eastern Europe.

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends
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FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends

Feb 25th 2022, 1:40 PM 2,561 Views 0 Comments

See how we’re fighting misinformation and disinformation every month.

Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media
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Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media

Feb 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,269 Views 17 Comments

In the first 14 hours of the invasion fact-checkers had already found 34 pieces of disinformation about the conflict.

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
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FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 114,169 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.
FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
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FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,454 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
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FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 35,303 Views 0 Comments

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.

FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?
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FactCheck: Was a Fine Gael junior minister right to say one in four SHDs are subject to judicial review?

Feb 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 24,918 Views 0 Comments

Peter Burke made the claim on RTÉ radio.

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat
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Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:45 PM 15,458 Views 0 Comments

An image on social media purports to show proof of a flat Earth.

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
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Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 788 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code
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Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code

Jan 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,205 Views 0 Comments

Masks, mandates, and war crimes are not mentioned in the Nuremburg Code.

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?
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FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?

Jan 21st 2022, 1:00 PM 24,384 Views 0 Comments

We test claims from Irish website The Liberal that a study implies ‘vaccines were never required to begin with’.

Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster
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Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster

Jan 19th 2022, 12:08 PM 2,115 Views 0 Comments

Social media claims this photo shows the cap was on the needle, meaning the injection didn’t happen.

An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers
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An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers

Jan 12th 2022, 5:00 AM 10,231 Views 12 Comments

The open letter is addressed to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Factcheckers send open letter to YouTube over 'destructive' misinformation on the platform
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Factcheckers send open letter to YouTube over 'destructive' misinformation on the platform

Jan 12th 2022, 5:00 AM 10,604 Views 37 Comments

The open letter is addressed to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki from over 80 fact-checking organisations around the world.

FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?
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FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?

Jan 8th 2022, 6:30 AM 30,023 Views 0 Comments

Is there evidence that alcohol users turn to drugs as a result of the policy?

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
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FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,527 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

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