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From The42 '9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies' Humility

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'

Read an extract from Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers by Mary White.

# facebook - Monday 29 June, 2020

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? Money Talks This post contains videos

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?

Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.

# facebook - Saturday 27 June, 2020

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.

# facebook - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021

The letter was confirmed as a fake by the UK Cabinet Office.

# facebook - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# facebook - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Facebook removes Trump campaign ad for use of upside down red triangle used by Nazis

The symbol was used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps.

# facebook - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

# facebook - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

# facebook - Monday 15 June, 2020

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

# facebook - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory

Claims made in a Facebook post are confirmed to be false by Department of An Taoiseach

# facebook - Saturday 6 June, 2020

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”.

# facebook - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

# facebook - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

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.

# facebook - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015

Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.

# facebook - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

# facebook - Monday 20 April, 2020

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# facebook - Friday 17 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week

The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.

# facebook - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Debunked: No, there is not enough evidence that a malaria drug and an antibiotic can lead to a quick recovery from Covid-19

Donald Trump has said this combination could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine”.

# facebook - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

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.

# facebook - Monday 17 February, 2020

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

# facebook - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls

Sinn Féin’s message on Facebook is much the same as everywhere else. But it’s hitting home on the social platform more than other parties.

# facebook - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# facebook - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Facebook removes Renua election ads that were 'not correctly labelled'

One ad mentioned increasing prisons and another promised to “restore the green Irish passport”.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# facebook - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.

# facebook - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected, says senior executive

But Andrew Bosworth said Facebook didn’t play the kind of the role everyone thinks it did.

# facebook - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Fine Gael spent over €13,000 promoting by-election candidates on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook data shows Fine Gael outspent all other parties on promoting candidates through Facebook.

# facebook - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019

A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.

# facebook - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

# facebook - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Moderators taking action against Facebook over violent imagery and graphic content

Facebook said the company is “committed to providing support for those that review content for Facebook”.

# facebook - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.

# facebook - Friday 22 November, 2019

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

# facebook - Monday 18 November, 2019

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content

Dr Erin Marie Saltman was speaking during a visit to Dublin this afternoon.

# facebook - Friday 8 November, 2019

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

# facebook - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

Facebook is now FACEBOOK - but you won't be seeing their shouty new logo on your own account

Facebook said the new logo was an attempt to highlight the company’s brand.

# facebook - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature

The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.

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