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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In September, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   Debunked: A quote by Yuval Noah Harari that technology will ‘replace people’ is missing context Debunked: Teacher wasn’t jailed over pronouns, but for breaking a court order by going to school Debunked: Tony Cascarino did not throw his takeaway in the bin and other fake queen claims […]

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European fact-checking organisations approve a Code of professional
standards to combat misinformation

More than 40 fact-checking organisations across Europe have agreed upon a professional Code that defines the standards of methodology, ethics and transparency required to combat misinformation effectively and with integrity. The “European Code of Standards for Independent Fact-Checking Organisations”, which was published today, has been developed through a project involving fact-checking organisations from more than […]

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AboutVaccines website launched, to provide parents with information on vaccines

AboutVaccines.org, a website created as a result of the Voices for Vaccines project, launched on Wednesday the 20th of July 2022. The website provides accurate, straightforward and accessible information to parents, to help them make decisions regarding vaccines. The project was led by EDMO Ireland coordinator Eileen Culloty in collaboration with DCU Science/Health Communication Researcher […]