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Dan MacGuill

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Writer @snopes. Irish. Fact-checker. Formerly @TJ_FactCheck @thejournal_ie. Views my own

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Seeing lots of headlines and reporting about jobs growth at IDA companies but no mention of the fact that net growth was lower last year than in 2016. Surely “IDA jobs growth slows” would be an equally salient and informative angle. This table even came from the IDA press release https://t.co/RjKw0mZ7o8
@HangBlaa @dpfunke “Fake news” is being used here in the strict sense of deliberate, monetized misinformation + fabrication of news stories/impersonation of news outlets. Not as a broad description of all inaccurate content. I don’t see any provision in the bill that would jeopardise MSM.
Good analysis of James Lawless' online misinformation bill, here. (With comments from me.)  https://twitter.com/dpfunke/status/939168754180730880 
As water charges appear to be consigned to history, let's please avoid revisionism like "One million people paid their charges", before it takes hold. In fact, 989,000 people/households paid *at least part of at least one bill*, between April 2015 and May 2016.
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