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'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media
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'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media

Oct 11th 2021, 3:48 PM 5,635 Views 3 Comments

The Man United defender, who hasn’t played since January 2020, says young players need to be mentally strong to deal with online abuse.

Gareth Southgate: Players can be influenced by vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’
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Gareth Southgate: Players can be influenced by vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’

Oct 8th 2021, 11:07 PM 2,615 Views 2 Comments

The England manager presented a video after Euro 2020 urging people to get vaccinated and was abused online as a result.

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 17,810 Views 10 Comments

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

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
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Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,005 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,404 Views 14 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media
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Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media

Oct 6th 2021, 1:39 PM 6,391 Views 16 Comments

A number of Facebook controversies have put the focus on screen time once more.

Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division
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Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 5:26 PM 20,699 Views 18 Comments

Frances Haugen was giving evidence before Congress.

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 218,093 Views 80 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
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YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform

Sep 29th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,910 Views 33 Comments

YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
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Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

Sep 27th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,556 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds
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'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds

Sep 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,191 Views 10 Comments

Research undertaken on behalf of the BAI and published today analysed 47 monthly transparency reports.

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
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Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to

Sep 9th 2021, 2:40 PM 15,343 Views 16 Comments

It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
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Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse

Sep 1st 2021, 10:45 PM 8,763 Views 10 Comments

The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
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Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 41,181 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform
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OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform

Aug 20th 2021, 11:57 AM 21,878 Views 0 Comments

The company said the change from 1 October is being implemented at the request of its financial partners.

Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform
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Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform

Aug 11th 2021, 7:54 AM 8,644 Views 6 Comments

The tool will allow users to hide comments and direct message requests from those who only recently started following them.

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
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Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

Jul 29th 2021, 6:04 PM 22,276 Views 32 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'
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Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'

Jul 28th 2021, 10:55 PM 21,852 Views 32 Comments

Naíscoil na Seolta is due to open in September but will now do so in another location.

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
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TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 9:01 AM 11,576 Views 19 Comments

The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
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Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,728 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
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Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,321 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

Basketball CEO Bernard O'Byrne steps down over Raheem Sterling social media post
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Basketball CEO Bernard O'Byrne steps down over Raheem Sterling social media post

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 8:27 PM 51,931 Views 0 Comments

O’Byrne was under pressure following a Facebook comment about English player Raheem Sterling.

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
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Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 36,020 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
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Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,519 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
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Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,088 Views 14 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
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Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,158 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?
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Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?

May 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 36,446 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí requested a media blackout during the Blanchardstown siege on Tuesday night but social media companies did not comply.

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Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,034 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
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Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,475 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
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Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

May 7th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,408 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
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'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'

May 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,227 Views 0 Comments
  • Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
  • A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
  • Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says
Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
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Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

May 4th 2021, 10:58 PM 28,931 Views 38 Comments

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

As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism
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As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism

Apr 30th 2021, 10:55 AM 1,754 Views 2 Comments

A number of organisations and clubs will log off for the weekend from 3pm today.

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
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Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

Apr 21st 2021, 9:44 AM 14,379 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
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'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,893 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
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Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players

Apr 8th 2021, 2:47 PM 2,369 Views 2 Comments

‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’

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

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,039 Views 25 Comments

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

Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest
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Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest

Mar 26th 2021, 4:40 PM 4,507 Views 5 Comments

Fred and Jude Bellingham were the latest footballers to be targeted on Instagram last weekend.

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
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Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,581 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

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

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,977 Views 0 Comments

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

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