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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In December, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19 Factcheck: Did Bill Gates create an ‘Omicron’ video game in 1999? FactCheck: Does this Dublin video prove masks increase carbon dioxide to dangerous levels? FactCheck: No, the Australian Army didn’t forcibly […]

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DCU analysis of disinformation features in UN World Migration Report

The chapter, Disinformation about migration: an age-old issue with new tech dimensions, was written by FuJo researchers Eileen Culloty, Jane Suiter and Sara Creta, along with Itayi Viriri from the UN International Organisation on Migration (IOM). The chapter examines the factors shaping disinformation about migration in terms of society, politics, media and technology. It outlines […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In November, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations: Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia? Debunked: No, this photo doesn’t show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck Debunked: No, an […]

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ERGA release recommendations for the new Code of Practice on Disinformation

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) has released a new report with recommendations for changes they would like to see implemented in the new EU Code of Practice on Disinformation. The most recent recommendations come after the European Commission established its third monitoring programme which asked signatories to provide monthly transparency reports […]

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StopFarRight Seminar Series on Misinformation

DCU’s Eileen Culloty contributed to a new seminar series on disinformation and the far-right in Ireland. The first seminar examined the role of disinformation in far-right strategies at the international and Irish level while discussing and exploring strategies to counteract them. It will feature Eileen Culloty (DCU), Aoife Gallagher (ISD), and Owen Worth (UL). A […]

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Ireland Hub among eight new hubs for the European Digital Media Observatory

Ireland has been chosen by the European Commission to be part of the first ever network of hubs established by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) to fight disinformation.  The DCU Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (DCU FuJo) will coordinate the Ireland Hub while working with TheJournal, NewsWhip, and University of Sheffield. The […]