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Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
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Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,987 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change
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'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change

Mar 1st 2021, 5:46 PM 16,284 Views 32 Comments

Sonja McLaughlin was targeted following Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
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Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 39,038 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,162 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
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Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

Feb 25th 2021, 10:02 PM 9,620 Views 10 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,817 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked
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'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked

Feb 11th 2021, 8:11 AM 35,819 Views 19 Comments

The mother-of-two flew to the US last month for further treatment for cancer.

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
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Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,387 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post
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Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post

Feb 7th 2021, 6:46 PM 42,846 Views 68 Comments

Campbell made the post on 31 January complaining about the BBC’s Songs of Praise.

David Meyler: My advice for Aaron Connolly and any footballer dealing with social media vitriol
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David Meyler: My advice for Aaron Connolly and any footballer dealing with social media vitriol

Feb 5th 2021, 9:15 AM 4,696 Views 0 Comments

In this week’s column, the ex-Ireland midfielder talks openly about online abuse before predicting Liverpool’s showdown with Man City.

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
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Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

Jan 28th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,479 Views 29 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
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Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,461 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,506 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
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Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

Jan 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 24,015 Views 45 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
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Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes

Jan 17th 2021, 7:35 PM 22,948 Views 27 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
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WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,726 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
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YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'

Jan 13th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,726 Views 141 Comments

The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,470 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
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Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Jan 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,095 Views 36 Comments

Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
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Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,169 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
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Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:45 AM 7,919 Views 5 Comments

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
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Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 27,682 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
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Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,785 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
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HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 13,105 Views 8 Comments

The HSE has said it’s “very happy” with the role its advertising has played in keeping people in Ireland “informed and motivated” during the pandemic.

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

Oct 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 14,667 Views 29 Comments

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

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 68,219 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 26,400 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 25,493 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 12,309 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 12,557 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 55,673 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 14,620 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 45,622 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 13,860 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 13,739 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 14,963 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 64,045 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 29,237 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 21,106 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 15,622 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.