Dan MacGuill

Dan Mac Guill is a journalist and fact-checker from Dublin, Ireland, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He ran FactCheck on TheJournal.ie - the Republic of Ireland's first dedicated fact-checking service - from 2016 to 2017, and worked as a reporter for TheJournal.ie from 2014. Before that, he was Deputy Editor of The Local France in Paris. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Scranton and an MA in political science from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

In April 2021, the Las Vegas Raiders tweeted out the words "I can breathe," after Derek Chauvin's conviction for killing George Floyd.
Yes, the Las Vegas Raiders Tweeted ‘I Can Breathe’ After Chauvin Conviction
  • 21 April 2021
Many online observers criticized what they presented as a crass play on words by the...
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A plan by Congressional Democrats to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats touched upon a hugely controversial episode in American political history.
What is ‘Court Packing,’ and What Are the Latest Democratic Proposals About?
  • 20 April 2021
A plan by congressional Democrats to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats...
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In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Did a Walgreens in NC Inadvertently Inject Saline Instead of COVID-19 Vaccines?
  • 19 April 2021
Saline, or sodium chloride solution, is used to dilute some COVID-19 vaccines before injection.
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Crowd, Person, Human
Did Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Claim Adam Toledo Had a Gun When Cop Shot Him?
  • 16 April 2021
Some observers responded with outrage after the release of video footage showing a Chicago police...
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In April 2021, Mike Lindell said his forthcoming social network Frank would not allow users to take "God's name in vain."
Did MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Say His Social Network Would Ban ‘Taking God’s Name in Vain’?
  • 15 April 2021
Lindell, a prominent Trump ally who was banned from Twitter earlier in 2021, has also...
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Flag, Symbol, American Flag
Does US Rank No. 1 in Incarceration, Gas Consumption, Military Spending?
  • 14 April 2021
"We're number one" isn't always a point of pride.
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adolf hitler
Was an Austrian Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Posting a Photo of Hitler’s Favorite Meal?
  • 14 April 2021
The country of Hitler's birth has famously strict prohibitions on glorifying and condoning Nazism.
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In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Is ‘Luciferase’ the Name for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
  • 12 April 2021
A meme shared widely in the spring of 2021 showed a lack of scientific understanding...
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We looked into whether the FBI tweeted "Ooh, is he doing interviews now?" in response to Prince Andrew's appearance on British television.
Did the FBI Post a Biting Tweet About Prince Andrew?
  • 12 April 2021
According to a widely-shared screenshot, the FBI mused "Is he doing interviews now?" after the...
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Marco Rubio
Did Marco Rubio Send a ‘Scathing Letter’ to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred?
  • 9 April 2021
The Republican senator from Florida was quoted as saying that MLB's decision to move the...
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We looked into whether Karim Benzema once said "If I score, I'm French, if I don't, I'm Arab" or words to that effect.
Did Soccer Star Karim Benzema Say ‘If I Score, I’m French, If I Don’t, I’m Arab’?
  • 9 April 2021
An old quote attributed to the Real Madrid striker, who is of Algerian descent, gained...
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In the 1930s, wheat producers in the United States printed floral designs on flour sacks so that consumers could recycle the material as clothing.
Did Wheat Producers in the 1930s Make Flour Sacks To Be Fashioned Into Clothes?
  • 8 April 2021
A viral Facebook post in April 2021 described a once common, but now widely forgotten...
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