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# snapchat

Last year
# Court
Joyrider who killed three people while making Snapchat videos fails to have jail time cut
Keith Lennon, of Dromintee, Co Armagh, previously admitted to three counts of manslaughter.
All time
# Social Media
TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.
# lockdown rave
Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave
The event would be in breach of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if it went ahead.
# dealers
Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers
Gardaí have set up accounts to monitor the dealers.
# Clare
'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat
The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.
# District Court
Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas
On conviction, the charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.
# Courts
Man caught after girl (15) posted Snapchat video of him masturbating in front of her gets suspended sentence
John Smith (59) had invited the 15-year-old girl into his van after asking for directions.
# Social Media
Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law
It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Teen who repeatedly slammed door into girl's head and set fire to her hair jailed for six years
Judge Melanie Greally imposed a three-year sentence for the “sadistic” and “degrading” assault.
# Social Media
Young teenagers' privacy at risk and left vulnerable on Yubo app - DCU study
Fifteen-year-olds are the most prevalent users of Yubo, representing almost one-third of the overall sample.
# London
Woman who shared clip of dying boyfriend on social media jailed for 14 years
Fatima Khan was sentenced at the Old Bailey where she was previously found guilty of orchestrating the killing of Khalid Safi.
# Snapchat dysmorphia
People seeking surgery to look like 'filtered versions of themselves'
There’s a new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’, researchers have said.
# Oireachtas Committee
Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
# Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen has become the latest celebrity to leave Snapchat
The model has left the platform following the scandal with Rihanna earlier this month.
# Rihanna
Rihanna's dismissal of Snapchat's apology knocked $600 million off the company's value
‘Throw the app-oligy away’.
# snapchat
Snapchat shares plummet after tech firm runs 'slap Rihanna' ad
Snapchat has pulled the ad and apologised.
# snapchat
Snapchat has apologised to Rihanna over an ad which 'made light' of domestic abuse
Tone deaf much?
# True Crime/Uncovered
Snapchat is releasing an original true crime series that sounds quite compelling
The social media giant has decided to venture into the genre.
# Influence
Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it to her 24.5 million Twitter followers.
# kylie jenner
Here's why Kylie Jenner's dismissal of Snapchat could be its saving grace
You cannot underestimate her influence.
# Sexting
13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.
# Skin Deep
What's in my makeup bag? Jennifer Rock, The Skin Nerd
Having a rummage through some of our favourite faces’ wares.
# Look What You Made Me Do
In this war of words, Taylor Swift is the only winner
Whatever team you’re on, the victor is clear.
# fitstagram
9 things 'fitstagrammers' do that no one does in real life
Let the madness end
# Gaelsnap
Every county in Ireland now has an Irish language Snapchat filter
# As Gaeilge
Snapchat have introduced these deadly Irish language filters for every county in Ireland
# Hot Dog
Here's why you're seeing this Dancing Hot Dog everywhere
Snapchat’s done it again
# James Kavanagh
Irish Snapchatter James Kavanagh shared a homophobic note that he got from a bully in school
His experience shows just how far you can come in a few years.
# Child Safety
Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?
Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.
# snapchat
18 tweets that sum up how Snapchat's new creepy map feature is going down
We’re slowly letting these apps become more intrusive, but it’s entertaining.
# Child Safety
Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations
Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.
# spon
The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer
Faces By Grace came under scrutiny over a post about a detox drink.
# what's the stories
Is Instagram Stories better than Snapchat? We asked some of Ireland's top social influencers
They’re practically the same… or are they?
# morto
A pub in Cork has put a 'Snapchat Station' in the bathrooms, which will of course end well
Mmhmm. It’ll be fine.
# Social Media
Playboy model who secretly Snapchatted naked woman in gym gets probation
She was accused of bodyshaming the 70-year-old woman.
# lunch crunch
What is your favourite social media app?
Are you a Snapchatter or an Insta lover?
# Going Down
Snapchat shares plunge as it posts losses of over €2 billion
Snap disappointed analysts with reported revenue of $149.6 (€138) million in the three months ending in March.
# snapchat
Just 11 tweets about Snapchat that are all too true
Please invent the technology for us to put smells on our Snapchat stories
# hint
Was Serena Williams 8 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open?
The US tennis star posted a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks”.
# Snap Happy
Snapchat's parent company is now valued at €32 billion
Wait, what?