Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# false news

Last year
Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?
We want to hear about how disinformation and misinformation have popped up in your life. What effect has dodgy information had on you and your loved ones?
All time
Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.
Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.
Debunked: No, is not closing down
We’re extremely happy to be able to debunk this one.'s toolkit for spotting false news
Here are some simple practical tools anyone can use to identify misinformation.