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Last month
March 2023
# tech layoffs
Mark Zuckerberg confirms a further 10,000 jobs are to be cut globally at Meta
The move comes around four months after Meta cut 11,000 jobs.
# rick roll
Meta Ireland boss Rick Kelley to step down after less than a year in his role
The Boston native said his decision to leave the company after 14 years was not an easy one.
Last year
# Job Losses
Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses
Up to 400 people based here could lose their jobs as part of the global cuts.
# Facebook
Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.
# Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg
Succession at the tech giant has been in the headlines recently – but Zuckerberg has shown no sign of giving up the reins.
# Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg, key executive at Facebook's Meta, to step down
Sandberg said she is stepping down as chief operating officer, but would remain on the board of Facebook’s parent company Meta.
# Mark Zuckerberg
Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.
# Oxfam
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
All time
# Meta
Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.
# Facebook
Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'
His comments came after a whistleblower Frances Haugen, gave evidence to US politicians yesterday.
# Australia
Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# US election 2020
Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.
# Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook admits 'operational mistake' over posts about Wisconsin protests
The page for the “Kenosha Guard” violated Facebook’s policies and had been flagged, Zuckerberg said
# tech bros
Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing
Democrats questioned them on their vast market power while Republicans accused them of censorship.
# debunked
Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# Under Pressure
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.
# 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.
# spectre
This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook
The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.
# get connected
Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network
The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.
# Social media regulation
Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues
Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today
# Your Say
Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland?
TDs will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today.
# Social media regulation
TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news
Social media regulation, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people online are all up for discussion.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
# Definers
Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy
Elliot Schrage taking the hit for the controversy is seen by some as convenient, since he previously said he was leaving the company.
# Facebook
Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments
The Facebook CEO said posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically from the social media platform.
# my bad
'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers
“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”
# data row
UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.
# More questions no answers
Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland
Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Clampdown
Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news
Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.
# Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.
# Facebook
'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg flummoxed when asked to share his own personal details
The Facebook founder showed an unwillingness to answer personal questions at the congressional hearing.
# Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears
The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.
# Data Breach
'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.
# Cambridge Analytica
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.