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#FAKE NEWS

The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs

And why faking stories for social media clout sets a dangerous precedent.

From TheJournal.ie 'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death Brack From The Dead

'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death

The Spanish footballer has reacted with amusement to exaggerated rumours of his death.

From The42 'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL FAKE NEWS

'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL

There were rumours that the Scotland forward had not been at the club’s training base since Monday.

From The42 Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense' FAKE NEWS

Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'

The Red Devils have dismissed speculation claiming the Portuguese will be relieved of his duties this weekend

From TheJournal.ie Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin' Actual Fake News

Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

From The42 Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United Going Nowhere

Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United

The centre-back had been strongly tipped to move to Old Trafford after an impressive World Cup campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

From TheJournal.ie British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news FAKE NEWS

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory Fake

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

From TheJournal.ie Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory 2016 Election

Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory

Hundreds of websites and Facebook pages were set up out of the town in 2016.

From The42 Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG FAKE NEWS

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG

French media claimed a world record deal had been agreed for the 19-year-old.

From TheJournal.ie Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families FAKE NEWS

Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

From The42 Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract FAKE NEWS

Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract

The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.

From TheJournal.ie Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it? False Memories

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers My Bad

'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers

“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”

From TheJournal.ie LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake FAKE NEWS

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

From TheJournal.ie Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row FAKE NEWS

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Irish news story or fake news? Quiz

Quiz: Irish news story or fake news?

Can you tell the difference?

From The42 Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate FAKE NEWS

Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate

The goalkeeper was reported to have let rip at Medhi Benatia after Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the final minute in Turin.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news Clampdown

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news

Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs Zuck Out

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs

The company has offered to send two other executives.

From The42 Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future FAKE NEWS

Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future

Reports in England have claimed Liverpool will have to offer £200,000 a week to convince Can to stay.

From TheJournal.ie Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news' Crackdown

Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'

The law, if passed, would include foreign media.

From TheJournal.ie False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

From The42 'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland FAKE NEWS

'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland

The Australian is taking an interesting slant on the upcoming Six Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve To Be Frank

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve

Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.

From The42 Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal FAKE NEWS

Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal

Both Sanchez and Henry deny the claims the Frenchman had a part to play in the move.

From TheJournal.ie Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners Donald Trump

Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is to be adapted for TV.

From TheJournal.ie Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure' Opinion

Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'

But that’s fine, because debunking dodgy writing is really a lot of fun, writes Richard MacCarthy.

From The42 'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico FAKE NEWS

'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico

And Zinedine Zidane has defended his decision to start Mateo Kovacic.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador False

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador

In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.

From TheJournal.ie Trust in media grows under Trump despite his fake news claims FAKE NEWS

Trust in media grows under Trump despite his fake news claims

In the survey, 12% said they have a “great deal” of trust and confidence and an additional 37% have a “fair amount”.

From The42 Southampton winger Redmond slams The Sun and clears up what Pep said to him FAKE NEWS

Southampton winger Redmond slams The Sun and clears up what Pep said to him

The British newspaper had reported that Guardiola called Redmond a ‘w**ker’ during a furious-looking exchange.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fake news' is the 2017 word of the year* Two For One

'Fake news' is the 2017 word of the year*

*According to Collins Dictionary.

From TheJournal.ie Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news' False

Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news'

The Taoiseach has slammed Trump for saying Ireland is set to reduce it’s rate to 8%.

From TheJournal.ie Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate FAKE NEWS

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate

“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons NBC News

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly Totally Made Up

Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly

“The fake news is at it again.”

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