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From TheJournal.ie Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19 Social Spend

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island Sunny Side Of 40

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland Like

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data Instagram

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust Facebook

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate? Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

From TheJournal.ie TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app Social Media

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie 'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data High Court

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.

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.

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.

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