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FACT CHECK: No, RTE News Did Not Refer To Protesting Irish Farmers As ‘Far-Right’

video shared on TikTok He is said to have shown an RTE news article with the headline: “Irish far-right farmers march in solidarity with European farmers”.

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Verdict: False

Heading has been digitally changed. There is no evidence that RTE reported this.

Fact check:

The Irish Farmers' Association reports that it is encouraging farmers to show solidarity with other farmers across Europe who are protesting against “oppressive” environmental regulations. irish times. In response to the protests, the European Commission is reportedly planning to withdraw its plan to halve pesticide use. CNBC.

A TikTok video claims RTE News called Irish protesters “far-right.” The video appears to show an article featuring this claim.

The alleged article states:Far-right Irish farmers hold protests in solidarity with European farmers. ” The post is said to have been posted on his January 31, 2024, according to the byline provided.

However, this has been changed digitally. No matching headlines for RTE News Website.The outlet posted article It referred to the protests on February 2nd under the title “Irish farmers protest in solidarity with neighboring EU countries.''

This article does not refer to farmers as “far right.” The digitally modified version cannot be found in any outlet. socializing media account. (Related: Image showing peasants in Paris was artificially created)

Check Your Fact has contacted RTE News for comment and will update this article accordingly if we receive it.

This is not the first time that misinformation related to the recent European farmer protests has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a video claiming to show a protest led by French farmers.

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