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Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background
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# Ireland's Got Talent

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

Mar 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 52,946 Views 48 Comments

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video
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# Viral Video

French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video

Mar 25th 2019, 8:05 PM 17,097 Views 58 Comments

Facebook France told AFP by e-mail that it would study the suit, adding that “acts of terror and hatred speech have no place on Facebook”.

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
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# Security Breach

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM 15,449 Views 31 Comments

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

'Up the Ra' - Declan Rice apologises after pro-IRA Instagram comments surface
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# Social Media

'Up the Ra' - Declan Rice apologises after pro-IRA Instagram comments surface

Mar 21st 2019, 4:28 PM 53,776 Views 138 Comments

The recently-declared England midfielder admits his remarks from 2015 were ‘naive’.

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm
# AFLW
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# AFLW

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm

Mar 21st 2019, 11:07 AM 17,184 Views 12 Comments

The AFLW star has labelled comments on an incredible picture of her in full flight as ‘sexual abuse on social media’.

Man Utd's three legends, Leitrim rising and more Tweets of the Week
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# Tweets Elite

Man Utd's three legends, Leitrim rising and more Tweets of the Week

Mar 10th 2019, 10:30 AM 7,326 Views 2 Comments

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

'My grand-daughter saw this': Brazilian president criticised for tweeting video of man urinating at carnival
# Jair Bolsonaro
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# Jair Bolsonaro

'My grand-daughter saw this': Brazilian president criticised for tweeting video of man urinating at carnival

Mar 7th 2019, 7:22 AM 22,743 Views 25 Comments

The 40-second clip was reportedly filmed at the country’s famous Carnival festival.

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm
# Online Safety Act
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# Online Safety Act

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Mar 4th 2019, 8:28 AM 7,384 Views 21 Comments

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

Jeff Stelling gets burned, Paddy Kavanagh's chip van and more Tweets of the Week
# Tweet Elite
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# Tweet Elite

Jeff Stelling gets burned, Paddy Kavanagh's chip van and more Tweets of the Week

Mar 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 17,362 Views 2 Comments

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

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people
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# Opinion

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,854 Views 29 Comments

Stop sharing videos of disabled people attempting to walk up the aisle, or stand for their first dance – pretending to be able-bodied is far from inspirational, writes Eileen Daly.

The life of a supporter, rules of engagement and other tweets of the week
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# Tweet Elite

The life of a supporter, rules of engagement and other tweets of the week

Feb 10th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,119 Views 0 Comments

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

Luke Kelly loves his football, Max Holloway visits Croke Park and more Tweets of the Week
# Tweet Elite
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# Tweet Elite

Luke Kelly loves his football, Max Holloway visits Croke Park and more Tweets of the Week

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:02 AM 10,159 Views 2 Comments

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

Here are the 16 celeb influencers who have formally committed to transparency on endorsements
# CMA Clampdown
# CMA Clampdown

Here are the 16 celeb influencers who have formally committed to transparency on endorsements

Jan 24th 2019, 12:20 PM 4,234 Views 0 Comments

‘You should be able to tell as soon as you look at a post if there is some form of payment or reward involved.’

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan
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# Gigi Wu

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 85,364 Views 53 Comments

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

James Milner gets sent off by his old primary school teacher and more Tweets of the Week
# Tweet Elite
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# Tweet Elite

James Milner gets sent off by his old primary school teacher and more Tweets of the Week

Jan 20th 2019, 6:03 PM 12,595 Views 4 Comments

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

This picture of an egg is now the most liked post on Instagram
# Cracked
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# Cracked

This picture of an egg is now the most liked post on Instagram

Jan 14th 2019, 10:21 AM 48,228 Views 62 Comments

The minimalist post overtook reality star Kylie Kardashian’s post as the most liked on the popular social media site.

The Ryder Cup in safe hands, tributes for Andy Murray and more Tweets of the Week
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# Tweet Elite

The Ryder Cup in safe hands, tributes for Andy Murray and more Tweets of the Week

Jan 13th 2019, 10:30 AM 3,830 Views 1 Comment

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

Young teenagers' privacy at risk and left vulnerable on Yubo app - DCU study
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# Social Media

Young teenagers' privacy at risk and left vulnerable on Yubo app - DCU study

Jan 11th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,457 Views 3 Comments

Fifteen-year-olds are the most prevalent users of Yubo, representing almost one-third of the overall sample.

'Bean an D’or', Ghaoth Dobhair celebrations, AC Milan in Athlone and more Tweets of the Week
# Tweets Of The Week
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# Tweets Of The Week

'Bean an D’or', Ghaoth Dobhair celebrations, AC Milan in Athlone and more Tweets of the Week

Dec 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 7,991 Views 0 Comments

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

Just 15 times Ariana Grande took zero shit on social media
# Clapback
# Clapback

Just 15 times Ariana Grande took zero shit on social media

Nov 26th 2018, 1:47 PM 8,490 Views 0 Comments

Thank u, next.

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy
# Definers
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# Definers

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

Nov 22nd 2018, 5:45 PM 9,236 Views 6 Comments

Elliot Schrage taking the hit for the controversy is seen by some as convenient, since he previously said he was leaving the company.

Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site
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# Insta Fail

Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site

Nov 20th 2018, 2:54 PM 10,502 Views 29 Comments

Users have been experiencing problems all morning.

Irish users may actually be starting to use their smartphones a little bit less
# Put It Down
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# Put It Down

Irish users may actually be starting to use their smartphones a little bit less

Nov 20th 2018, 12:12 PM 11,385 Views 19 Comments

A new survey suggests people are attempting to address ‘our addiction to smartphones’.

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
# Like And Share A Pint
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# Like And Share A Pint

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'

Nov 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,989 Views 26 Comments

A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.

Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation
# Big Tissue
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# Big Tissue

Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation

Oct 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 24,357 Views 147 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2018, 11:25 AM 7,723 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,695 Views 23 Comments

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

Vogue Williams said she would 'pay good money' to delete a former relationship from the internet
# Bye Brian
# Bye Brian

Vogue Williams said she would 'pay good money' to delete a former relationship from the internet

Sep 25th 2018, 2:46 PM 23,740 Views 2 Comments

Hm, wonder who she’s referring to.

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
# Tweetgate
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# Tweetgate

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

Sep 20th 2018, 6:16 PM 8,743 Views 14 Comments

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
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# Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Aug 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,450 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 20,493 Views 22 Comments

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

'I started to believe them': Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment
# Sexism
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# Sexism

'I started to believe them': Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment

Aug 21st 2018, 10:42 PM 23,724 Views 54 Comments

Tran deleted her Instagram account in June.

Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake
# The Robots Aren't Coming
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# The Robots Aren't Coming

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

Aug 20th 2018, 10:01 PM 41,104 Views 21 Comments

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

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones
# Infowars
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# Infowars

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones

Aug 15th 2018, 11:56 AM 26,156 Views 123 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 12th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,164 Views 0 Comments

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

Poll: Have you ever checked your social media accounts while driving?
# Could It Not Wait
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# Could It Not Wait

Poll: Have you ever checked your social media accounts while driving?

Aug 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 23,939 Views 82 Comments

A new survey suggests that one in four Irish people have checked their social media while driving. But are you one of them?

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

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

Aug 8th 2018, 7:59 AM 20,110 Views 38 Comments

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

People seeking surgery to look like 'filtered versions of themselves'
# Snapchat Dysmorphia
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# Snapchat Dysmorphia

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

Aug 5th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,271 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 5:15 PM 40,032 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 10:30 AM 11,644 Views 0 Comments

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