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#FAKE NEWS

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.

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.

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