FactCheck Do you have any nagging questions from 2016 Get in touch

first_img Find more FactChecks here http://jrnl.ie/3109586 Sunday 4 Dec 2016, 10:00 PM Dec 4th 2016, 10:00 PM FactCheck: Do you have any nagging questions from 2016? Get in touch Do you keep hearing a claim, and you’re not sure if it’s true? Tell us and we’ll try to check it out. Share114 Tweet Email 64 Comments Short URLcenter_img 10,406 Views Follow TJ_FactCheck on Twitter AS WELL AS everything else, 2016 was a confusing year, in many ways.We had a momentous general election at home, and the most unusual US presidential election in many years, marked by constant factual claim and counter-claim, and allegations of lying from all sides.There was a surge in online “fake news”, and some parts of the traditional news media also indulged in baseless rumour and misinformation about Brexit, the refugee crisis and many other issues.You could be forgiven for feeling a bit lost, and agreeing with the Oxford English Dictionary that “post-truth” was indeed the word that best captures the spirit of 2016.But at FactCheck, we’ve been doing our best every day since February to help clear away the weeds, and separate the TRUE from the FALSE, the Half TRUE from the UNPROVEN.So before we leave 2016 behind, we want to know:Is there anything you’ve heard a lot this year that you’re still not sure about? Source: Patrick Semansky/PA ImagesIs there a fact, a statistic, or an allegation that you’ve seen over and over again, but you honestly don’t know if it’s true or not?What did Donald Trump really say about Mexican people? Are Fianna Fáil for water charges or against them? How many people actually work at foreign companies in Ireland? Did Hillary Clinton break the law with her email server?Whatever nagging questions you may have, let us know by 12pm Wednesday 7 December, and we’ll do our best to answer and clarify as many as we can.And unlike our usual fact checks, we’ll look into claims from beyond Ireland, and we don’t need you to specify who made the claim, or where you heard it – we’re looking for factual claims that have simply been “everywhere” this year. By Wednesday,Tweet @TJ_FactCheckSend us a direct message on TwitterEmail [email protected] your question in a comment under this articleSo – what are you still not sure about? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Dan MacGuill TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is a signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles. You can read it here.For information on how FactCheck works, what the verdicts mean, and how you can take part, check out our Reader’s Guide here. last_img read more