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From TheJournal.ie Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms Social Media

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online Misinformation

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

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

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

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

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

From TheJournal.ie Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

From TheJournal.ie Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today Max Schrems

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

From The42 '9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies' Humility

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'

Read an extract from Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers by Mary White.

From TheJournal.ie Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? Money Talks This post contains videos

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?

Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.

From TheJournal.ie Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021 Debunked

Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021

The letter was confirmed as a fake by the UK Cabinet Office.

From TheJournal.ie HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook removes Trump campaign ad for use of upside down red triangle used by Nazis Hateful Ideology

Facebook removes Trump campaign ad for use of upside down red triangle used by Nazis

The symbol was used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory Debunked

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory

Claims made in a Facebook post are confirmed to be false by Department of An Taoiseach

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts Moderate

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week Covid-19

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March Social Media

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015 Factcheck

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015

Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea' Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue Digital Platforms

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week Debunked

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week

The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, there is not enough evidence that a malaria drug and an antibiotic can lead to a quick recovery from Covid-19 Facebook

Debunked: No, there is not enough evidence that a malaria drug and an antibiotic can lead to a quick recovery from Covid-19

Donald Trump has said this combination could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine”.

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.

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