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# debunk

Last month
June 2024
Debunked: Condensation trails after airplanes aren't signs of intentional climate modification
This year
Debunked: The Ukraine Credit Guarantee Scheme is not closed to Irish businesses. It's for them.
Debunked: Nazis falsely identified as members of Ursula von der Leyen’s family
Debunked: Posts advertising free online further education certificate courses are a scam
Debunked: Fake frame from Simpsons episode used to say show predicted Baltimore bridge disaster
Last year
Debunked: Currys say ‘mystery box’ posts on social media are a scam
RTÉ warns of social media 'deep fake' reports pretending to be from national broadcaster
All time
Debunked: No, 35km queues of traffic have not formed at the Russia-Finland border
Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context
Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once
Debunk: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist at a Mayo church
Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.
Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line
Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role
FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’
Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'
Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar didn't use the government jet to fly to or from his UK trip
FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake
Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan
Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
FactCheck: No, a Covid-19 vaccine will not make your arm magnetic
Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses
Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners
That photo of Matt Hancock holding a bad pint of Guinness is fake
Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated
FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings
Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic
Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
Debunked: No, this impressive photo of a mountain isn't from Donegal
FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold
Debunked: No, this poster is not from the HSE telling people to report neighbours who do not wear a mask
Debunked: No, this video does not show that a hospital in the North lied about being over capacity
FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK
Debunked: Is this photo from the recent RTÉ gathering?