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'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
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'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 87,385 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign
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Irish Islamic community criticises targeted misinformation campaign

Feb 10th 2021, 4:45 PM 23,804 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council offered the use of a major Dublin Islamic centre for use as a vaccination hub.

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
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Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,593 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,723 Views 63 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:04 AM 20,648 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:01 AM 22,873 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,625 Views 127 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,547 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 8,997 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,853 Views 119 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2020, 8:04 PM 42,105 Views 72 Comments

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.

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service
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World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

Mar 21st 2020, 10:40 AM 125,231 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,641 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Dec 16th 2019, 12:46 PM 6,807 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 7:50 PM 22,294 Views 24 Comments

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.

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
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# New Sex Ed Plan

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

Dec 11th 2019, 4:58 PM 28,243 Views 67 Comments

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

Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours'
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# Not Amused

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:42 AM 237,148 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2019, 9:43 PM 8,250 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 28th 2019, 7:53 AM 12,369 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 3:54 PM 14,296 Views 31 Comments

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
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# Nothing To See Here

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

Aug 1st 2019, 10:02 PM 5,257 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 9:35 PM 28,574 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 33,015 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,743 Views 7 Comments

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

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

May 26th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,531 Views 40 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2019, 6:14 PM 25,442 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2019, 11:02 PM 51,490 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2019, 8:23 AM 12,583 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,666 Views 43 Comments

“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.

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

Feb 10th 2019, 3:17 PM 10,380 Views 6 Comments

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

Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC
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Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC

Jan 16th 2019, 6:05 PM 15,343 Views 11 Comments

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

Dec 29th 2018, 2:21 PM 24,397 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 40,959 Views 25 Comments

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

Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories
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Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories

Dec 23rd 2018, 4:27 PM 9,130 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Dec 21st 2018, 4:32 PM 8,492 Views 20 Comments

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

Dec 6th 2018, 4:31 PM 13,855 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 28th 2018, 11:26 AM 31,672 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2018, 7:58 PM 5,083 Views 0 Comments

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

Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'
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Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'

Oct 6th 2018, 10:55 AM 7,351 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:55 PM 31,890 Views 24 Comments

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

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