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From TheJournal.ie Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation Big Tissue

Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation

The tissue company announced the move on social media amid growing criticism from the public.

From The42 Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh abseiling, Drake backing McGregor and more Tweets of the Week Tweet Elite

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh abseiling, Drake backing McGregor and more Tweets of the Week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach Hacked

Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach

Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage Tweetgate

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

From The42 'I'm entitled to an opinion... If you don't like what I say, don't f***ing watch me. Brutal Honesty

'I'm entitled to an opinion... If you don't like what I say, don't f***ing watch me.

At 65, Graeme Souness remains one of the game’s most abrasive and respected pundits.

From TheJournal.ie 'I started to believe them': Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment Sexism
From TheJournal.ie Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake The Robots Aren't Coming

Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake

The video clocked up millions of views as Twitter users feared that artificial intelligence had gone too far.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones Infowars

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones

It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.

From The42 Tom Parsons visits Páidí Ó Sé's statue, Thomas Barr soaks in victory and more tweets of the week Tweets Elite

Tom Parsons visits Páidí Ó Sé's statue, Thomas Barr soaks in victory and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie 'He hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not suspending Infowars' Alex Jones Infowars

'He hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not suspending Infowars' Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Alex Jones, who runs the website Infowars.

From TheJournal.ie People seeking surgery to look like 'filtered versions of themselves' Snapchat Dysmorphia

People seeking surgery to look like 'filtered versions of themselves'

There’s a new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’, researchers have said.

From TheJournal.ie 'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme Moderation

'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme

Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.

From The42 Getting your van jammed outside Dalymount, dodgy adidas boots and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Getting your van jammed outside Dalymount, dodgy adidas boots and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news FAKE NEWS

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it? Social Media Giant This post contains a poll

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?

Channel 4 sent an undercover reporter into Facebook’s offices to get an insight about how it makes decisions on what to delete.

From The42 Wrighty and Roy are best mates, Croatian firefighters and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Wrighty and Roy are best mates, Croatian firefighters and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian teen detained after posting dance videos on Instagram Social Media

Iranian teen detained after posting dance videos on Instagram

She had posted around 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles.

From The42 #NewbridgeOrNowhere, Gabriel Jesus painting streets in Brazil and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

#NewbridgeOrNowhere, Gabriel Jesus painting streets in Brazil and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual assault trials in the North: 'Anonymity of complainant is now a figment of our imagination' Social Media

Sexual assault trials in the North: 'Anonymity of complainant is now a figment of our imagination'

Sir John Gillen said the report into Northern Ireland’s law would consider the anonymity of defendants.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram launches new long-form video service to compete with YouTube Igtv

Instagram launches new long-form video service to compete with YouTube

Instagram’s CEO also announced that the social media platform now has more than one billion active users.

From The42 Klopp singing with fans at 6am, McIlroy's shot hits spectator and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite This post contains videos

Klopp singing with fans at 6am, McIlroy's shot hits spectator and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From The42 Wilshere off to Zante, James Ryan's dad and more in the sporting tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Wilshere off to Zante, James Ryan's dad and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter this week.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year Data Privacy

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

From The42 John O'Shea's retirement, Kevin Cassidy's football boots and more in the sporting tweets of the week Tweet Elite

John O'Shea's retirement, Kevin Cassidy's football boots and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate Berryfield

Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate

The video has been shared widely across social media and on messaging apps.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are days I don’t speak to another grown-up. Online chats keep me going' Column

'There are days I don’t speak to another grown-up. Online chats keep me going'

Social media provides company at 6am when you’ve been up all night with a crying baby, writes Andrea Mara.

From TheJournal.ie 'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation Eighth Ref

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.

From The42 The anniversary of John O'Shea nutmegging Figo and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

The anniversary of John O'Shea nutmegging Figo and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online Defilement

Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online

The man was arrested after the girl was found in a Dublin suburb and complained that she had been raped by him.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged in Bangor after teenager left with such severe injuries her face can't be x-rayed PSNI

Three charged in Bangor after teenager left with such severe injuries her face can't be x-rayed

Footage of the assault was shared widely on social media, and police urged people not to discuss the case online.

From TheJournal.ie Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets' Column

Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets'

But when you leave Facebook, your attention span increases. You look around you. You notice things, writes Amanda Geard.

From TheJournal.ie Starbucks CEO apologises after two black men arrested in café while waiting for a friend Philadelphia

Starbucks CEO apologises after two black men arrested in café while waiting for a friend

A video of the incident on Twitter was viewed millions of times.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll's doppelganger spotted in Moscow and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Brian O'Driscoll's doppelganger spotted in Moscow and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco being marketed and sold through Facebook, despite policy against such promotions Social Media Marketing

Tobacco being marketed and sold through Facebook, despite policy against such promotions

Researchers said the study reveals loopholes within Facebook’s tobacco-related policies that the company could potentially close.

From The42 Spider Dad and Spider Lad, don't let Mam on Facebook and more tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Spider Dad and Spider Lad, don't let Mam on Facebook and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media Anglo Irish Bank

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

From TheJournal.ie Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are' Column

Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'

We want to challenge this misconception and change the world for good, writes Keely Jenkinson.