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From TheJournal.ie New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

From TheJournal.ie EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg Social Media

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls Ge2020

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls

Sinn Féin’s message on Facebook is much the same as everywhere else. But it’s hitting home on the social platform more than other parties.

From TheJournal.ie The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook removes Renua election ads that were 'not correctly labelled' Ge2020

Facebook removes Renua election ads that were 'not correctly labelled'

One ad mentioned increasing prisons and another promised to “restore the green Irish passport”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn Multinationals

Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected, says senior executive Internal Memo

Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected, says senior executive

But Andrew Bosworth said Facebook didn’t play the kind of the role everyone thinks it did.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael spent over €13,000 promoting by-election candidates on Facebook and Instagram Digital Ads

Fine Gael spent over €13,000 promoting by-election candidates on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook data shows Fine Gael outspent all other parties on promoting candidates through Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019 Liked And Shared

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019

A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.

From TheJournal.ie 'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign Going Viral

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

From TheJournal.ie Moderators taking action against Facebook over violent imagery and graphic content Facebook

Moderators taking action against Facebook over violent imagery and graphic content

Facebook said the company is “committed to providing support for those that review content for Facebook”.

From TheJournal.ie Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief Grey Zone

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.

From TheJournal.ie Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out Courts

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

From TheJournal.ie 'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content Terrorism

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content

Dr Erin Marie Saltman was speaking during a visit to Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe Threats

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is now FACEBOOK - but you won't be seeing their shouty new logo on your own account The Rebrand

Facebook is now FACEBOOK - but you won't be seeing their shouty new logo on your own account

Facebook said the new logo was an attempt to highlight the company’s brand.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature Facebook News

Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature

The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?' Under Pressure This post contains videos

Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?'

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggled to answer questions about Facebook’s past practices.

From TheJournal.ie Man claims he didn't know that threat to share pictures of girl (12) performing sex act was a crime Courts

Man claims he didn't know that threat to share pictures of girl (12) performing sex act was a crime

The man, who can’t be named, was 16 at the time of the offence.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook Employment Dispute

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency Future Of Finance

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency

The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years Kevin Lunney

Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years

John McCartin said posts making claims about the executives had remained on the social media platform for years.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says it removed a 'significant number of posts' about QIH executives in recent years Quinn Industrial Holdings

Facebook says it removed a 'significant number of posts' about QIH executives in recent years

Gardaí and the PSNI are continuing to probe the attack on Kevin Lunney.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology CTRL-Labs

Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology

It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review Disliked

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

The review started in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court Mohammed Dahlan

Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters Fake Accounts

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users Facebook

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

From TheJournal.ie Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November Ana Kriegel Trial

Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November

The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.

From TheJournal.ie United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition Big Tech

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

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