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Friday 3 December, 2021

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

Fri 6:15 AM 49,423 Views 4 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

Monday 29 November, 2021

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real
# Factchecked
# Factchecked

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real

Nov 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,140 Views 0 Comments

A fake vaccine poster claiming to be authorised by the HSE has proved to be fake.

Friday 26 November, 2021

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening
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# Covid-19

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening

Nov 26th 2021, 5:52 PM 88,860 Views 44 Comments

Rumours of a Christmas lockdown have been swirling on social media in recent days.

Wednesday 24 November, 2021

FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia?

Nov 24th 2021, 12:01 AM 21,950 Views 0 Comments
  • Lobby group claims thousands of tonnes of foreign peat were imported in Ireland. Social media users attacked The Greens over the news while others doubted it happened at all. We test the evidence.

Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
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# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,152 Views 0 Comments
  • The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
  • However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins

Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers

Nov 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,281 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks.

Wednesday 10 November, 2021

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?

Nov 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 18,205 Views 1 Comment

Instagram feeds have been flooded with the stickers – but it seems unlikely that many trees will actually be planted as a result.

Friday 5 November, 2021

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?

Nov 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 70,659 Views 0 Comments
  • A TD made the claim this week, leading to the Minister for Health criticising the spread of 'anti-vax information'
  • We spoke to the author of the study referenced by the TD, who said the claim was incorrect
  • The study's results were complex and it's easy to see how messages became mixed around the findings, writes Brianna Parkins