Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11°C Thursday 30 June 2022

#debunked

# debunked - Monday 27 June, 2022

Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'

Mon 2:58 PM 11,208 Views 0 Comments

The UN Refugee Agency said it never issued such a statement and it warned of the damage disinformation can do.

# debunked - Friday 3 June, 2022

Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:34 PM 17,587 Views 0 Comments

Fake footage from the game Arma 3 has been doing the rounds.

# debunked - Thursday 14 April, 2022

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,684 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts claim ‘football practice is off the schedule’ as one of Ukraine’s most successful teams kits out in army combats to join the mililtary.

# debunked - Monday 28 March, 2022

Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
# Oscars 2022
# Oscars 2022

Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Mar 28th 2022, 6:31 PM 52,612 Views 0 Comments

These are reactions from another scandal-making moment at the 2017 Oscars where the wrong winner was announced.

# debunked - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier.

Mar 9th 2022, 10:34 AM 42,017 Views 0 Comments

These are old photos of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist.

# debunked - Friday 4 March, 2022

Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, these are not photos of the President and First Lady of Ukraine fighting on the front line

Mar 4th 2022, 9:00 PM 52,219 Views 0 Comments

The photos widely shared on Facebook and Twitter are old and out of context.

# debunked - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is this footage of the famed Ghost of Kyiv?

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 40,895 Views 0 Comments

Reports of the ‘ace’ fighter pilot protecting the skies of Kyiv gave hope to Ukrainian resistance but is footage on social media real?

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role
# Meryl Streep
# Meryl Streep

Debunk: No, this isn't a photo of Meryl Streep after a director said she was 'too ugly' for a role

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:49 PM 49,500 Views 0 Comments

The actress did miss out on the part, but this photo isn’t as claimed

# debunked - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this photo of a ship in the Antarctic does not prove that the Earth is flat

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:45 PM 14,981 Views 0 Comments

An image on social media purports to show proof of a flat Earth.

# debunked - Friday 28 January, 2022

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 782 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code
# Mask Mandates
# Mask Mandates

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code

Jan 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,200 Views 0 Comments

Masks, mandates, and war crimes are not mentioned in the Nuremburg Code.

# debunked - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this politician didn't fake his Covid vaccine booster

Jan 19th 2022, 12:08 PM 2,111 Views 0 Comments

Social media claims this photo shows the cap was on the needle, meaning the injection didn’t happen.

# debunked - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,525 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# debunked - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 4,436 Views 0 Comments

The claim is contained in a text-based post on Facebook.

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

Dec 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 32,833 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

# debunked - Friday 3 December, 2021

Debunked: No, this US scientist has never been nominated for a Time Person of the Year
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this US scientist has never been nominated for a Time Person of the Year

Dec 3rd 2021, 11:46 AM 18,126 Views 0 Comments

The claim is made in an image-based post circulating on Facebook.

# debunked - 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 28,172 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,340 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

# debunked - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,652 Views 0 Comments

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

# debunked - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’
# Satire
# Satire

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 24,389 Views 0 Comments

A satirical post claiming that the Green Party leader said the song “promotes car use” has duped people on social media.

# debunked - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Debunked: No, someone having a heart attack can't perform CPR on themselves by coughing
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, someone having a heart attack can't perform CPR on themselves by coughing

Sep 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,362 Views 0 Comments

Doctors say the claim is an urban legend.

# debunked - Friday 17 September, 2021

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'

Sep 17th 2021, 7:03 PM 27,080 Views 0 Comments

A medical law expert has cast a withering eye on a document that’s circulating online.

# debunked - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Debunked: No, Lidl has no plans to use QR scanners for Covid vaccine certs for entry into its stores
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Lidl has no plans to use QR scanners for Covid vaccine certs for entry into its stores

Sep 14th 2021, 9:24 PM 1,696 Views 0 Comments

A photo shared on Facebook claimed that QR scanners would be used to ask for proof of vaccination.

# debunked - Monday 30 August, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide

Aug 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 52,572 Views 0 Comments

Claims about vaccines containing the chemical have circulated in recent months.

# debunked - Friday 27 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines
# Covid19
# Covid19

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines

Aug 27th 2021, 3:55 PM 6,464 Views 0 Comments

This name has been used for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine since December last year.

# debunked - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Debunked: The FDA didn't just 'reissue emergency approval' for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it granted full approval
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Debunked: The FDA didn't just 'reissue emergency approval' for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it granted full approval

Aug 26th 2021, 5:41 PM 20,790 Views 0 Comments

There has been some confusion after an FDA document was misread by some people.

# debunked - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Debunked: No, a 22-year-old Wexford woman did not die because she received a Covid-19 vaccine
# Nicole Cahill
# Nicole Cahill

Debunked: No, a 22-year-old Wexford woman did not die because she received a Covid-19 vaccine

Aug 24th 2021, 7:18 PM 4,420 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared widely online.

# debunked - Monday 23 August, 2021

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?

Aug 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 63,040 Views 0 Comments
  • The world's top health agencies say there is still insufficient evidence this medication is effective against Covid, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Studies are ongoing, with 5,000 volunteers recruited recently for an Oxford University trial.

# debunked - Sunday 22 August, 2021

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 13,592 Views 0 Comments

The paper claimed that masks increase children’s carbon dioxide intake, but multiple problems have been identified with its research.

# debunked - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan

Aug 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 70,318 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Turkey in 2018 as a flight leaving Afghanistan in recent days.

# debunked - Friday 13 August, 2021

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects

Aug 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,922 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been labelled “entirely spurious” by the Clinical Lead of the hospital’s Emergency Department.

# debunked - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'

Aug 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 43,479 Views 0 Comments

The list of Covid variant ‘launch dates’ contained in the Instagram post is also inaccurate.

# debunked - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the World Economic Forum did not suggest reducing the age of consent to 13
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the World Economic Forum did not suggest reducing the age of consent to 13

Aug 10th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,937 Views 0 Comments

Some social media users suggested that the satirical post was legitimate.

# debunked - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris
# France
# France

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris

Aug 3rd 2021, 3:25 PM 26,153 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from France in 2018 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

# debunked - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 15,809 Views 0 Comments

Legal experts said the claim is a complete misrepresentation of the law.

# debunked - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,380 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

# debunked - Friday 16 July, 2021

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry

Jul 16th 2021, 7:49 PM 30,101 Views 0 Comments

The claim has circulated widely on social media in recent weeks.

# debunked - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet

Jul 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 90,283 Views 0 Comments
  • Dolores Cahill claimed in a by-election leaflet that mRNA vaccines "have never been approved". This is untrue, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • Cahill also made a misleading claim about deaths associated with vaccine clinical trials.
  • Cahill was a candidate in the Dublin Bay South by-election. She was eliminated on the third count.

# debunked - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading

Jul 10th 2021, 1:00 PM 33,354 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared on Facebook.

# debunked - Friday 9 July, 2021

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments

Jul 9th 2021, 4:35 PM 11,556 Views 0 Comments

An independent TD claimed that the official vaccine figures refer to the number of appointments made rather than doses administered.

1 2 3 4 5