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Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island
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Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Oct 28th 2020, 5:19 PM 68,193 Views 40 Comments

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

Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder
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Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder

Oct 22nd 2020, 10:53 AM 26,399 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said this is the first person to face prosecution in relation to this investigation.

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:47 AM 25,292 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,293 Views 4 Comments

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

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
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Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Oct 12th 2020, 10:45 PM 12,552 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,575 Views 91 Comments

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

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
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TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

Sep 28th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,618 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,445 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2020, 7:15 PM 13,840 Views 0 Comments

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

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
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Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

Aug 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 13,737 Views 12 Comments

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
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Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,955 Views 8 Comments

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

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

Aug 6th 2020, 9:10 AM 63,938 Views 87 Comments

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

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
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Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,236 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,105 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,619 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

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

Jul 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,778 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2020, 5:08 PM 17,407 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,060 Views 26 Comments

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

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
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Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,939 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

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

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,406 Views 17 Comments

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

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
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Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,965 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

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

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,625 Views 127 Comments

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

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts
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Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

Jun 6th 2020, 11:37 AM 40,844 Views 65 Comments

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

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

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,514 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,915 Views 100 Comments

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

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

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 52,924 Views 54 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,222 Views 4 Comments

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

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March
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Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

May 13th 2020, 11:51 AM 6,741 Views 41 Comments

The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.

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

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 8,999 Views 26 Comments

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

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
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Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,848 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
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New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,199 Views 48 Comments

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

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

Mar 31st 2020, 4:39 PM 18,524 Views 19 Comments

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

Mar 25th 2020, 12:40 PM 24,614 Views 3 Comments

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

Mar 24th 2020, 12:06 PM 7,428 Views 68 Comments

The question has been doing the rounds on social media.

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

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,707 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 7:31 AM 6,955 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 6:29 PM 40,479 Views 0 Comments

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users
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Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

Feb 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 36,789 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 4:18 PM 54,083 Views 211 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,563 Views 20 Comments

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