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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Sat 12:32 PM 25,007 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
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Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years

Feb 24th 2021, 9:20 PM 8,772 Views 22 Comments

The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
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Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,629 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave
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Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave

Feb 21st 2021, 10:25 AM 46,718 Views 59 Comments

The event would be in breach of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if it went ahead.

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,747 Views 60 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
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Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,668 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
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Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,448 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
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Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,209 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf
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Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf

Jan 29th 2021, 8:19 PM 20,058 Views 34 Comments

Moderators have been pushing for mental health supports and to be allowed work from home during the pandemic.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
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Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,376 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,456 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
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Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

Jan 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 23,999 Views 45 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
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WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,576 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading
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Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading

Jan 14th 2021, 6:10 AM 57,280 Views 0 Comments

The post incorrectly compares CSO data for ten months in 2020 with previous years.

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
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Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Jan 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,066 Views 36 Comments

Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
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'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,847 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked 'indefinitely' following Capitol riots
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Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked 'indefinitely' following Capitol riots

Jan 7th 2021, 4:08 PM 32,204 Views 43 Comments

Zuckerberg announced the move this afternoon.

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
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Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,089 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died
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Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died

Dec 23rd 2020, 5:30 PM 89,940 Views 0 Comments

The nurse has said her fainting was not linked to the vaccine, but to a health condition she has.

Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears
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# Frank O'rourke

Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears

Dec 15th 2020, 5:13 PM 14,796 Views 0 Comments

Frank O’Rourke claims he was defamed in posts on social media.

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
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EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 4:52 PM 15,605 Views 11 Comments

Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
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Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,613 Views 13 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
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Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,534 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded
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Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded

Nov 6th 2020, 7:53 AM 95,834 Views 56 Comments

Bannon suggested that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded “as a warning to federal bureaucrats”.

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
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Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:47 AM 24,948 Views 22 Comments

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
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Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Oct 12th 2020, 10:45 PM 12,549 Views 26 Comments

Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.

Privacy activist Max Schrems challenges DPC probe of Facebook EU-US data transfers
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# High Court

Privacy activist Max Schrems challenges DPC probe of Facebook EU-US data transfers

Oct 12th 2020, 4:45 PM 13,679 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the High Court today.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,788 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

Gardaí launch crackdown on firework sellers trading on social media
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Gardaí launch crackdown on firework sellers trading on social media

Sep 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,465 Views 22 Comments

A garda operation targeting these traders was brought in earlier than usual.

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation
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# Far-right Protests

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation

Sep 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 132,044 Views 0 Comments

Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data
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Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Sep 14th 2020, 7:15 PM 13,809 Views 0 Comments

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers
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# Data Protection

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

Sep 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 11,721 Views 0 Comments

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
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# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,298 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
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Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 9,217 Views 14 Comments

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
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TikTok working to remove suicide video clips

Sep 8th 2020, 6:20 PM 36,862 Views 21 Comments

The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia
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Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 18,749 Views 17 Comments

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

Facebook admits 'operational mistake' over posts about Wisconsin protests
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Facebook admits 'operational mistake' over posts about Wisconsin protests

Aug 29th 2020, 7:10 PM 34,001 Views 43 Comments

The page for the “Kenosha Guard” violated Facebook’s policies and had been flagged, Zuckerberg said

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
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Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

Aug 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 13,736 Views 12 Comments

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
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Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,226 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
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# Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,533 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

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