Fake Irish News

I was interested (is that the word?) to see Irish history was the example in the screenshot of Facebook in today’s Guardian article about how you now are warned if you’re about to repost unreliable information:

Taken from www.theguardian.com

The reference is to a story entitled “The Irish slave trade – the slaves that time forgot” which (if I’m quite honest) I think I may have retweeted in the past without knowing much about the subject. Mea culpa.

The full article can be read here, and historian Liam Hogan’s extensive debunking can be found here.

Those links in full:

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/22/facebook-fact-checking-tool-fake-news
  2. https://medium.com/@Limerick1914/all-of-my-work-on-the-irish-slaves-meme-2015-16-4965e445802a#.kmj0a3c8z
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