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From TheJournal.ie Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news? Echo Chamber

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips Coronavirus

How do you spot fake news? Here are some practical tips

A large amount of misinformation has been shared in Ireland and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump Misinformation

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games' Opinion

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

From TheJournal.ie World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service WHO Health Alert

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic' FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

From The42 'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil Controversy

'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil

The Gunners have distanced themselves from their player’s comments.

From TheJournal.ie 'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign Going Viral

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering' New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

From TheJournal.ie Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours' Not Amused

Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours'

News of the British monarch’s demise circulated on social media last night.

From The42 Juventus winger Costa hits out at agent's claims of Man United talks FAKE NEWS

Juventus winger Costa hits out at agent's claims of Man United talks

Giovanni Branchini had fuelled talk linking the 28-year-old with a move to Old Trafford.

From TheJournal.ie 'Misleading' Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in the UK banned Home Office

'Misleading' Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in the UK banned

The advert claimed all that was needed to apply was a passport or ID card, which was found to be “misleading”.

From TheJournal.ie People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote FAKE NEWS

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote

The study was carried out by UCC in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

'Reports do not correspond to the facts': Bayern rubbish Sane speculation

News outlets in Germany had said a €100 million deal for the Manchester City winger was done.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations Finding Tory

Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations

Johnson held the fish aloft at a Conservative Party rally on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook Spectre This post contains videos

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook

The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes Opinion

Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

Social media hoaxes, including doctored images and fake videos, have contributed to bloodshed in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, writes Barry Dunning.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online? FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant Monopoly

Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant

“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.

From TheJournal.ie From a Boris Johnson postage stamp to 30cm biscuits: the best gags from this year's April Fool's Day FAKE NEWS

From a Boris Johnson postage stamp to 30cm biscuits: the best gags from this year's April Fool's Day

In the era of fake news, this year has shown that the possibilities for a gag are as strong as ever.

From TheJournal.ie 'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

From TheJournal.ie Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

From The42 Jim Gavin denies reports that Jason Sherlock has left Dublin's management set-up FAKE NEWS

Jim Gavin denies reports that Jason Sherlock has left Dublin's management set-up

Reports this week suggested that Sherlock had left Gavin’s backroom team.

From TheJournal.ie Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC Actual Fake News

Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC

Photos of the fake papers quickly spread on social media today.

Angelina Jolie shared the unusual explanation for why she has raised her kids without social media

Jolie also spoke about the likelihood of entering a career in politics.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's just a sh*tfest. You can't parody the man': Waterford Whispers and satire after Trump Annual Book

'It's just a sh*tfest. You can't parody the man': Waterford Whispers and satire after Trump

Waterford Whispers founder Colm Williamson spoke to TheJournal.ie about the publication’s fifth annual book.

From TheJournal.ie Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories Germany

Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories

Claas Relotius allegedly launched a fundraising campaign for the subject of an article he wrote, but the bank details provided were his own.

From The42 'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho FAKE NEWS

'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho

It’s been reported that he won a wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.

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.

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”.

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