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#Misinformation

# misinformation - Thursday 5 May, 2022

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?

May 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,068 Views 0 Comments

The Good Information Project has been looking at the fight against misinfo and disinfo, and this week on the podcast we’re taking a look at how factchecking and how it works.

# misinformation - Sunday 1 May, 2022

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?

May 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 8,844 Views 16 Comments

Will we ever be free of bad information or do we simply learn coping strategies to keep up the fight?

# misinformation - Monday 25 April, 2022

Happy Pear twins apologise after criticism of breast cancer video
# Cancer Risk
# Cancer Risk

Happy Pear twins apologise after criticism of breast cancer video

Apr 25th 2022, 4:40 PM 92,265 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said the majority of cancers occur for reasons “out of anyone’s control”.

# misinformation - Sunday 24 April, 2022

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions

Apr 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 12,455 Views 13 Comments

The EU has spent 18 months looking into how malicious foreign actors are manipulating public debate. It has plans for how to stop them – but will they work?

# misinformation - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Conspiracy website Infowars files for bankruptcy as Alex Jones faces libel lawsuits
# Sandy Hook
# Sandy Hook

Conspiracy website Infowars files for bankruptcy as Alex Jones faces libel lawsuits

Apr 19th 2022, 8:39 AM 17,920 Views 0 Comments

Jones previously claimed that the Sandy Hook school shootings did not happen.

# misinformation - Monday 18 April, 2022

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'
# Climate Misinformation
# Climate Misinformation

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'

Apr 18th 2022, 10:00 PM 17,935 Views 29 Comments

Research has found that climate misinformation is usually produced by well-resourced organisations rather than at grassroots level.

# misinformation - 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 33,601 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.

# misinformation - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Watch our live event: Tools, tactics & strategies - how we can get ahead in the online disinfo war
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Watch our live event: Tools, tactics & strategies - how we can get ahead in the online disinfo war

Apr 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 4,913 Views 2 Comments

Watch our expert panel discussion on how to stop misinformation.

# misinformation - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?

Apr 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,039 Views 58 Comments

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?

Poll: Who is most responsible for stopping the spread of misinformation?
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Poll: Who is most responsible for stopping the spread of misinformation?

Apr 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 14,746 Views 54 Comments

Misinformation is becoming increasingly hard to avoid, and its effects are deeply harming society. Who should be leading the charge against it?

# misinformation - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?

Apr 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 8,482 Views 26 Comments

Is it even winnable at all? Or is false information just a fact of life now?

# misinformation - Monday 28 March, 2022

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,320 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.

# misinformation - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Russia using disinformation to create 'division and distrust', EU official says
# Propaganda
# Propaganda

Russia using disinformation to create 'division and distrust', EU official says

Mar 13th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,042 Views 21 Comments

Some anti-vaccine accounts on social media have now have turned to spreading lies about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

# misinformation - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland

Mar 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 64,102 Views 41 Comments

Disinformation is significant aspect of the crisis unfolding in eastern Europe.

# misinformation - Friday 25 February, 2022

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends

Feb 25th 2022, 1:40 PM 2,526 Views 0 Comments

See how we’re fighting misinformation and disinformation every month.

# misinformation - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media

Feb 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,250 Views 17 Comments

In the first 14 hours of the invasion fact-checkers had already found 34 pieces of disinformation about the conflict.

# misinformation - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign

Feb 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 21,902 Views 15 Comments

The SciComm Collective, launched In the first half of last year, was intended to get the government’s Covid-19 messaging out to young people.

# misinformation - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?

Jan 30th 2022, 10:14 AM 64,764 Views 31 Comments

Neil Young has accused Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death”.

'They're not going to go away': Where does Ireland's anti-lockdown movement go next?

'They're not going to go away': Where does Ireland's anti-lockdown movement go next?

Jan 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,670 Views 0 Comments
  • Parts of the anti-lockdown movement have shifted their focus since restrictions were eased last week, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Sceptics and conspiracy theorists believe the Government announcement precedes a bigger crisis.
  • Recent events suggest the movement may be becoming more regionalised and attracting smaller numbers.

# misinformation - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'
# Joe Rogan
# Joe Rogan

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'

Jan 29th 2022, 2:19 PM 43,294 Views 124 Comments

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the singer said.

# misinformation - 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 2,072 Views 0 Comments

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

# misinformation - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content

Jan 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,696 Views 0 Comments
  • A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
  • A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".

# misinformation - Sunday 19 December, 2021

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas

Dec 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,540 Views 0 Comments

We talked to experts about how to approach that Facebook theory-loving family member.

# misinformation - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

'Violent rhetoric' within Irish anti-lockdown movement 'should not be underestimated' - report
# Covid Sceptics
# Covid Sceptics

'Violent rhetoric' within Irish anti-lockdown movement 'should not be underestimated' - report

Dec 15th 2021, 1:04 PM 36,242 Views 0 Comments

The ISD report details some of the main players in Ireland’s anti-lockdown movement.

# misinformation - Monday 13 December, 2021

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation
# Covid Misinformation
# Covid Misinformation

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation

Dec 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 41,823 Views 0 Comments

Cahill has made a number of false or misleading claims about the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.

# misinformation - Friday 22 October, 2021

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

Oct 22nd 2021, 11:42 AM 24,790 Views 0 Comments

World Doctors Alliance was co-founded by former UCD Professor Dolores Cahill.

# misinformation - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds

Oct 12th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,983 Views 31 Comments

It found that 85% of young people have been exposed to misinformation about sexual health.

# misinformation - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,695 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

# misinformation - Monday 4 October, 2021

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims

Oct 4th 2021, 10:13 AM 20,205 Views 34 Comments

Facebook’s annual revenue has more than doubled since 2018 to a projected $102.5 billion (£88 billion) this year.

# misinformation - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform

Sep 29th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,953 Views 33 Comments

YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.

# misinformation - Monday 20 September, 2021

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 12:57 PM 60,074 Views 28 Comments

One video of the incident shows about 25 people present at the demonstration.

# misinformation - Friday 17 September, 2021

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 25,765 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

# misinformation - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely

Sep 16th 2021, 5:31 PM 68,494 Views 0 Comments

At least two such incidents have occurred at Irish hospitals in recent days.

Video of patient being encouraged to leave hospital against advice prompts 'concern'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Video of patient being encouraged to leave hospital against advice prompts 'concern'

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 127,189 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the hospital urged anyone with concerns about care to get in contact.

# misinformation - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes
# Disinformation Laundromat
# Disinformation Laundromat

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,182 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters

Aug 10th 2021, 1:45 PM 31,779 Views 29 Comments

A solicitor whose name appears on the letters has clarified that he is not involved with the group.

# misinformation - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Ronan Glynn: Public health doctors battling 'avalanche of conspiracy theory and misinformation'
# Interview
# Interview

Ronan Glynn: Public health doctors battling 'avalanche of conspiracy theory and misinformation'

Aug 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 70,493 Views 84 Comments
  • The Deputy Chief Medical Officer outlines what actions he has taken since March 2020, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Glynn says it is critical to act preemptively when false claims are made online.
  • He cautious against speaking with certainty in uncertain times.

# misinformation - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
# YouTube
# YouTube

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos

Aug 1st 2021, 2:45 PM 31,881 Views 61 Comments

YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.

# misinformation - Friday 16 July, 2021

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,384 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

# misinformation - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings
# Anti-lockdown Protests
# Anti-lockdown Protests

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings

Jul 11th 2021, 1:37 PM 26,531 Views 73 Comments

Leo Varadkar sent letters to Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok following violent protests in Dublin.

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