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Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
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Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

Wed 6:10 AM 11,251 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
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# Social Media

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

Tue 10:58 PM 28,856 Views 38 Comments

Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
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# Data

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook

Apr 19th 2021, 4:31 PM 17,558 Views 64 Comments

The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
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# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Apr 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,331 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,393 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
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# Facebook

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 8,924 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill
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# Electoral Reform Bill

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill

Mar 30th 2021, 5:44 PM 5,976 Views 6 Comments

Facebook has said that if inconsistent regulatory regimes are introduced, it could be forced to choose “between violating Irish law or violating EU law”.

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
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# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 12,918 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
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# Facebook

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 5,001 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images
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# Courts

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images

Mar 12th 2021, 5:42 PM 28,857 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the man targeted an impressionable young teenager when he pretended to be actors Killian Scott and Robert Sheehan six years ago

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
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# Galway

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,765 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

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

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,130 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

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

Feb 24th 2021, 9:20 PM 8,812 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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# Compromise

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,654 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
# Lockdown Rave
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# Lockdown Rave

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave

Feb 21st 2021, 10:25 AM 47,094 Views 60 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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# Explainer

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

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,789 Views 59 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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# Facebook

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

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,684 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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# Unfriended

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

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,467 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
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# Facebook

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,241 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
# Reach Out
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# Reach Out

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

Jan 29th 2021, 8:19 PM 20,169 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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# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,419 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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# Social Media

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,484 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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# Lifeline

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

Jan 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 24,007 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
# Privacy Vs Free Services
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# Privacy Vs Free Services

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

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,638 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

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

Jan 14th 2021, 6:10 AM 61,524 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
# Blocked
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# Blocked

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

Jan 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,081 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
# US Capitol
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# US Capitol

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

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,881 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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# Blocked

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

Jan 7th 2021, 4:08 PM 32,213 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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# Banned

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

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,137 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

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

Dec 23rd 2020, 5:30 PM 90,881 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
# Frank O'rourke
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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 14,844 Views 0 Comments

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

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
# Digital Gatekeepers
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# Digital Gatekeepers

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 4:52 PM 15,717 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
# United States
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# United States

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,625 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
# US Election 2020
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# US Election 2020

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

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,535 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
# Steve Bannon
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# Steve Bannon

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

Nov 6th 2020, 7:53 AM 95,900 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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# Like

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:47 AM 25,174 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

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Oct 12th 2020, 10:45 PM 12,552 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
# High Court
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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 13,687 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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# Tech Giants

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

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,828 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
# Fireworks
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# Fireworks

Gardaí launch crackdown on firework sellers trading on social media

Sep 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,472 Views 22 Comments

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

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