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Data watchdog fines Meta €265 million over GDPR breaches
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Data watchdog fines Meta €265 million over GDPR breaches

Updated Mon 3:59 PM 15,138 Views 12 Comments

An inquiry by the DPC that was ongoing since April 2021 found infringements of two GDPR articles.

# facebook - This month November 2022

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland
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# Meta Misstep

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland

Nov 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 33,425 Views 5 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg said things ‘did not play out’ as expected, but Meta has committed to long-term plans in Ireland.

Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses
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# Job Losses

Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 11:57 AM 78,918 Views 70 Comments

Up to 400 people based here could lose their jobs as part of the global cuts.

# facebook - This year 2022

Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal

Aug 27th 2022, 7:18 PM 12,301 Views 2 Comments

The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
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Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,084 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg
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# Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg

Jun 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 12,765 Views 5 Comments

Succession at the tech giant has been in the headlines recently – but Zuckerberg has shown no sign of giving up the reins.

Sheryl Sandberg, key executive at Facebook's Meta, to step down
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Sheryl Sandberg, key executive at Facebook's Meta, to step down

Jun 1st 2022, 10:30 AM 1,339 Views 0 Comments

Sandberg said she is stepping down as chief operating officer, but would remain on the board of Facebook’s parent company Meta.

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users
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# Meta

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

May 24th 2022, 7:27 AM 4,408 Views 1 Comment

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information.

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
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# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,746 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
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# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,626 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
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Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement

Mar 31st 2022, 8:45 AM 13,872 Views 5 Comments

The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
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# Tiktok

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says

Mar 30th 2022, 7:31 PM 10,775 Views 4 Comments

The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'
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# Meta Sanctions

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'

Mar 21st 2022, 4:42 PM 13,715 Views 17 Comments

The court ruled that WhatsApp would not be prohibited because it is not used to post public statements.

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook
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Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,411 Views 7 Comments

The fine follows a DPC inquiry into 12 data breach notifications received between June and December 2018.

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter
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UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter

Mar 11th 2022, 1:30 PM 18,113 Views 14 Comments

The tweet suggested the hospital attacked in the port city of Mariupol was ‘long non-operational’.

Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?

Mar 4th 2022, 6:00 PM 20,675 Views 11 Comments

Test your knowledge of the new digital age with out latest Good Information Project quiz.

Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads
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Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads

Feb 25th 2022, 12:43 PM 25,471 Views 7 Comments

The RTÉ presenter says she is happy and relieved that the stressful matter had been resolved after five years.

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'
# Frances Haugen
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# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:42 PM 22,004 Views 14 Comments

Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has made a number of blistering claims about the social network.

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
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# Meta

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 24,690 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
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Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,797 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit
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# Lawsuit

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit

Feb 15th 2022, 9:45 PM 12,923 Views 3 Comments

The suit alleged the social network violated privacy guidelines by tracking users online even after they logged off the site.

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
# Misinformation
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# Misinformation

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content

Jan 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,987 Views 0 Comments
  • A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
  • A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".
‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
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# Research

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms

Jan 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 13,738 Views 18 Comments

The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.

# facebook - Last year 2021

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
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# Banned

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy

Dec 16th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,672 Views 5 Comments

The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation
# Covid Misinformation
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# Covid Misinformation

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation

Dec 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 41,939 Views 0 Comments

Cahill has made a number of false or misleading claims about the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 53,956 Views 5 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
# Essay Mills
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# Essay Mills

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,148 Views 5 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.
Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms
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Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms

Nov 10th 2021, 3:26 PM 19,224 Views 9 Comments

The students are calling on Minister Catherine Martin to hold an urgent inquiry into the conduct of Facebook.

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
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WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,366 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
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Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,412 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee
# Frances Haugen
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# Frances Haugen

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee

Oct 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,637 Views 13 Comments

Francis Haugen has made a number of blistering claims since going public earlier this month.

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?
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# Meta

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?

Oct 29th 2021, 1:25 PM 29,146 Views 23 Comments

Facebook has revealed a new company name and brand, Meta.

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta
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# Face Mask

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta

Oct 28th 2021, 7:42 PM 37,797 Views 38 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote address during a virtual event.

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’
# Frances Haugen
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# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’

Oct 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 18,137 Views 20 Comments

Frances Haugen told UK MPs there was a ‘weak spot’ within the tech giant on who you could turn to for escalating concerns.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
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# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

Oct 23rd 2021, 11:15 AM 9,564 Views 19 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans
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# Facelift

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans

Oct 20th 2021, 11:42 AM 9,741 Views 15 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg is said to be keen to signal the company’s intent to move beyond just social media and the controversies which have engulfed it.

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’
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# Facebook

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’

Oct 18th 2021, 10:15 AM 22,323 Views 18 Comments

The new computing platform will encompass augmented and virtual reality.

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle
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# PHONE ADDICTION

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,543 Views 7 Comments

The Stanford professor examines how social media is driving our digital dependence, and what we can do to break the habit.

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner
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# Max Schrems

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner

Oct 13th 2021, 3:18 PM 9,537 Views 11 Comments

The decision comes on foot of a complaint made by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages
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Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages

Oct 8th 2021, 8:27 PM 17,851 Views 10 Comments

Many social media users have this evening complained that Instagram is offline.

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