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Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users
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Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

13 hours ago 3,824 Views 1 Comment

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information.

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’
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Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’

21 hours ago 7,806 Views 7 Comments

The England international struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign.

No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop
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No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop

Thu 6:58 PM 60,969 Views 0 Comments

Claims have been made that the Animal Bars, which have foil wrappers, are popular with drug users.

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
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Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:40 AM 24,762 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
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Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover

May 12th 2022, 10:07 PM 19,592 Views 25 Comments

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
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President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,131 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
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Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,696 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?
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Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?

May 4th 2022, 10:23 AM 36,485 Views 61 Comments

Governments and businesses may have to pay a fee to use Twitter in the future.

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
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Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter

May 4th 2022, 9:39 AM 22,851 Views 17 Comments

The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.

EU moves forward with tougher consequences for digital platforms that violate banned content
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EU moves forward with tougher consequences for digital platforms that violate banned content

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:48 PM 6,244 Views 3 Comments

Tech giants have been repeatedly called out for failing to police their platforms.

Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors
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Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors

Apr 11th 2022, 6:56 AM 22,366 Views 28 Comments

Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal revealed the news, which followed a weekend of tweets from Musk suggesting possible changes to the site.

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine
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Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine

Mar 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 10,517 Views 6 Comments

Young Irish speakers are engaging a whole new audience with the language online.

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter
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UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter

Mar 11th 2022, 1:30 PM 18,063 Views 14 Comments

The tweet suggested the hospital attacked in the port city of Mariupol was ‘long non-operational’.

Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte
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Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:46 PM 15,083 Views 0 Comments

The winger’s contract expires in the summer when he will be able to leave the club for free.

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse
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How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:00 AM 10,752 Views 3 Comments

Dealing with unwelcome notifications on your phone apps is now a part of being an athlete.

Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media
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Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media

Dec 15th 2021, 8:23 PM 50,602 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have in recent years been hit by controversy relating to the sharing of sensitive material.

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing

Oct 26th 2021, 10:14 PM 10,429 Views 30 Comments

TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
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New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

Oct 23rd 2021, 11:15 AM 9,540 Views 19 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform
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Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform

Oct 21st 2021, 7:13 AM 30,930 Views 67 Comments

He’s spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.

'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 5,692 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 2,639 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 17,834 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 25,695 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 10,423 Views 15 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 6,447 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 20,778 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 219,337 Views 79 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 11,953 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 9,579 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 5,369 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 15,418 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 8,777 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 41,670 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 21,929 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 8,665 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 22,307 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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# Naíscoil Na Seolta

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

Jul 28th 2021, 10:55 PM 21,906 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 11,605 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 63,772 Views 26 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 13,384 Views 31 Comments

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

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