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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.

From TheJournal.ie From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade Internet Of Everything

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade

From Taoisigh announcing their resignation on Twitter, to misleading political ads, here’s a quick review of how we’ve changed.

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 Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life Reality Actually

Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life

Social media was a poor indicator of how this year’s UK election played out.

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 Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year Social Media

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

From TheJournal.ie Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief Grey Zone

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.

From TheJournal.ie Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance Mullingar Court

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

From TheJournal.ie Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill Mullingar

Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill

It’s believed the arrests are connected to a machete attack carried out last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill' Athlone

Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill'

This morning, gardaí conducted a number of planned searches in the Athlone area.

From TheJournal.ie 'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content Terrorism

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content

Dr Erin Marie Saltman was speaking during a visit to Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media Patrick Street

Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media

Up to 100 young people gathered in the area, some of whom were wearing balaclavas.

From TheJournal.ie Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard Social Media

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media Cavan

Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media

A man was charged and will appear in court today.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland Social Media

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality Teach Me As Me

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to? Social Media

'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to?

The Brexit Party is preparing for an election – by using a technology called Pericles, in reference to one of Bojo’s historic heroes.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections Bai

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections

That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

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