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#Misinformation

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland Podcast

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

And is it here to stay?

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland EP Webinar

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

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 Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe' Misinformation

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'

Meanwhile, problems with search engines have largely fallen under the public radar, writes FuJo’s Dr Eileen Culloty.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire Misinformation

Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire

False claims on Facebook suggests the flammable liquid poses a threat if left in a hot car.

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 Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland Fall In Demand

Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland

Talc powder sales have fallen dramatically due to misinformation, the company said.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: The viral video Plandemic makes a series of false claims about Covid-19 Covid19 Facts

Debunked: The viral video Plandemic makes a series of false claims about Covid-19

The 26-minute video was viewed millions of times before social media giants took it down.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation Misinformation

'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation

This comes as the UN chief issued a warning that the world faces a misinformation epidemic about Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the army isn't patrolling all the cities, towns and villages in Ireland because of Covid-19 Factcheck

Debunked: No, the army isn't patrolling all the cities, towns and villages in Ireland because of Covid-19

There is a lot of misinformation about what is actually involved in Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading False Claims

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

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 The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice Misinformation

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, four young people are not in a serious condition in CUH after taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, four young people are not in a serious condition in CUH after taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs

The clinical lead for the HSE told TheJournal.ie that such false stories harm our collective action to fight this virus.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about misinformation around the coronavirus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about misinformation around the coronavirus?

Separating fact from fiction can be difficult with the level of speculation on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true Debunked

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

From TheJournal.ie YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters Misinformation

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters

The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections US Elections 2020

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

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 TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news Factcheck

TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news

Here are some simple practical tools anyone can use to identify misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie Wealthier countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds Complacency Effect

Wealthier countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds

91% of Irish people agreed that vaccines are important for children to have.

From TheJournal.ie 13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online Misinformation

13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online

The boy was admitted to University Hospital Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use Harmful

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

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 Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news Political Pressure

Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news

Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.

From The42 Tiger's back, with a new caddy! But where does all this leave Foley? Misinformation

Tiger's back, with a new caddy! But where does all this leave Foley?

Tiger Woods announced last night that he’ll be making his return to competitive golf. It’s a move that may mark yet more changes to his entourage.