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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 Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts Top Tweets

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre Social Media

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

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 Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts Hacked

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

From TheJournal.ie 'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project Interview

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project

Boyne talks to TheJournal.ie about his latest novel, the backlash to his 2019 novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation Trading

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation

Gardaí seized mobile phones and documentation after two premises were searched today.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

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 TheJournal.ie Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

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 Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

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 The42 'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do' Reflecting

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter Executive Order

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery Tiktok

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

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 Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report Disinformation

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report

FuJo Director Jane Suiter said that the “most significant shortcoming of empowering consumers” was labelling trustworthy content.

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 The42 'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

From The42 Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life? Have Your Say

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?

The question has been doing the rounds on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old' Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice Misinformation

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users Fraud

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets Reada Cronin

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death Trolling

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death

Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death Headlines

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death

An inquest into her death is to open on Wednesday.

From The42 Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media Allegations

Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media

The Blaugrana have released a statement responding to claims they paid for dozens of accounts to be set up on Facebook and Twitter.

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 Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day Dating Apps

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections US Elections 2020

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí probe social media accounts after vicious gang attack that led to teenager losing finger Snapchat Probe

Gardaí probe social media accounts after vicious gang attack that led to teenager losing finger

He was set upon by up to 20 people, gardaí said, in what was believed to be a planned attack.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other The Irish For

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

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