Wednesday January 29, 2020

How trumped-up rumours become fake news

The school patronage ‘crisis’, entirely self-created by a handful of interested parties, is a grim reminder of how quickly fear and misinformation can be weaponised

7th April, 2019
Ruairí Quinn established a divestment process back in 2012

Here follows an examination of how deliberate misinformation was spread about the school divestment process.

Last week has shown that Ireland is not immune to the era of Brexit and Trump, where sensationalist and false information quickly spreads for the purpose of whipping up anger and ultimately undermining public policy. How did this happen?

Christmas is cancelled! St Patrick’s Day, Pancake Tuesday and Easter are to be abolished. Even Halloween is not safe. The Irish...

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