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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In August, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:  Debunked: No, The Journal did not report that monkeypox lives on toilets for 120 years Debunked: No, The Journal didn’t report a man’s death from monkeypox after his ‘parachute failed’ Debunked: A claim that the UN accused Ukrainian forces of using ‘human shields’ is missing context Debunked: […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In July, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland? Debunked: TikTok videos touting unproven and potentially dangerous ‘herbal abortion’ methods FactCheck: Is the […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal In June, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   Debunked: Video game footage misleadingly re-packaged as footage from the war in Ukraine FactFind: Has the Irish Government done ‘a lot more’ than the UK to reduce the cost of living? Debunked: No, this photo doesn’t show a ‘bloody’ eucharist […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In May, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK? FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland’s healthcare budget spent on diabetes? FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution? TheJournal also published the following news items relating to disinformation: The war on misinformation: […]

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New Report on the Far Right in Ireland published by Maynooth University

A new report has been published as part of Maynooth University’s STOPFARRIGHT project, which looks at strategies for resisting and countering the Far Right in Ireland. The project was inspired by concern at the rise of the far right throughout Europe, North America and elsewhere, and more immediately in Ireland, as the far right became […]

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Job Alert: EDMO Ireland seeks a postdoc researcher in disinformation

EDMO Ireland is seeking a second postdoctoral researcher to join the team at the EU-funded Hub linked to the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The researcher will be based in DCU’s Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (DCU FuJo) The researcher will undertake research on disinformation trends, assess the EU Code of Practice of […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In April, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigation: FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear? TheJournal also published the following news item relating to disinformation: Are we winning the fight against misinformation? For a summary of the the latest factchecks from EDMO factchecking partners across Europe, visit EDMO’s Fact-checking […]

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Regulating Harmful Content: the narrow scope of current approaches

Whether it be the Irish, British or Australian foray into Online Harms protection, the approach remains the same, public good being considered in the aftermath of harm already experienced, as a correction to failure.  The recent sharp focus on damage to users caused by harmful content has seen a plethora of debates leading to new […]

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The European Fact-Checking Standards Network launched an open consultation

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN) project has launched an open consultation to gather opinions and insights from academics and researchers on how to develop a European Code of Professional Integrity for fact-checkers and OSINT operations. Supported by the European Commission, the EFCSN project is led by six European fact-checkers with the aim of defining […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In March, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty – and could it be cut? Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier. Debunked: […]