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# facebook - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
# Facebook
# Facebook

Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal

Aug 27th 2022, 7:18 PM 12,280 Views 2 Comments

The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.

# facebook - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,074 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

# facebook - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg
# Facebook
# Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg

Jun 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 12,761 Views 5 Comments

Succession at the tech giant has been in the headlines recently – but Zuckerberg has shown no sign of giving up the reins.

# facebook - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg, key executive at Facebook's Meta, to step down
# Facebook
# Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg, key executive at Facebook's Meta, to step down

Jun 1st 2022, 10:30 AM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

Sandberg said she is stepping down as chief operating officer, but would remain on the board of Facebook’s parent company Meta.

# facebook - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

May 24th 2022, 7:27 AM 4,407 Views 1 Comment

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information.

# facebook - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,739 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

# facebook - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,572 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

# facebook - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
# Imposters
# Imposters

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement

Mar 31st 2022, 8:45 AM 13,860 Views 5 Comments

The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.

# facebook - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says

Mar 30th 2022, 7:31 PM 10,762 Views 4 Comments

The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.

# facebook - Monday 21 March, 2022

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'
# Meta Sanctions
# Meta Sanctions

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'

Mar 21st 2022, 4:42 PM 13,709 Views 17 Comments

The court ruled that WhatsApp would not be prohibited because it is not used to post public statements.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook
# Meta
# Meta

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,393 Views 7 Comments

The fine follows a DPC inquiry into 12 data breach notifications received between June and December 2018.

# facebook - Friday 11 March, 2022

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter
# Social Media
# Social Media

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter

Mar 11th 2022, 1:30 PM 18,095 Views 14 Comments

The tweet suggested the hospital attacked in the port city of Mariupol was ‘long non-operational’.

# facebook - Friday 4 March, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?

Mar 4th 2022, 6:00 PM 20,611 Views 11 Comments

Test your knowledge of the new digital age with out latest Good Information Project quiz.

# facebook - Friday 25 February, 2022

Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads
# Meta
# Meta

Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads

Feb 25th 2022, 12:43 PM 25,448 Views 7 Comments

The RTÉ presenter says she is happy and relieved that the stressful matter had been resolved after five years.

# facebook - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:42 PM 21,985 Views 14 Comments

Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has made a number of blistering claims about the social network.

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
# Meta
# Meta

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 24,657 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

# facebook - Monday 21 February, 2022

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,742 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit

Feb 15th 2022, 9:45 PM 12,914 Views 3 Comments

The suit alleged the social network violated privacy guidelines by tracking users online even after they logged off the site.

# facebook - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content

Jan 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,945 Views 0 Comments
  • A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
  • A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".

# facebook - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
# Research
# Research

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms

Jan 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 13,714 Views 18 Comments

The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.

# facebook - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
# Banned
# Banned

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy

Dec 16th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,657 Views 5 Comments

The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.

# facebook - Monday 13 December, 2021

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation
# Covid Misinformation
# Covid Misinformation

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation

Dec 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 41,900 Views 0 Comments

Cahill has made a number of false or misleading claims about the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.

# facebook - Friday 3 December, 2021

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 53,844 Views 5 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

# facebook - Friday 19 November, 2021

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
# Essay Mills
# Essay Mills

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,125 Views 6 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.

# facebook - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms
# Body Image
# Body Image

Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms

Nov 10th 2021, 3:26 PM 19,200 Views 10 Comments

The students are calling on Minister Catherine Martin to hold an urgent inquiry into the conduct of Facebook.

# facebook - Monday 8 November, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,323 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

# facebook - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,409 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

# facebook - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee

Oct 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,625 Views 13 Comments

Francis Haugen has made a number of blistering claims since going public earlier this month.

# facebook - Friday 29 October, 2021

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?
# Meta
# Meta

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?

Oct 29th 2021, 1:25 PM 29,114 Views 23 Comments

Facebook has revealed a new company name and brand, Meta.

# facebook - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta
# Face Mask
# Face Mask

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta

Oct 28th 2021, 7:42 PM 37,788 Views 38 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote address during a virtual event.

# facebook - Monday 25 October, 2021

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’

Oct 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 18,135 Views 20 Comments

Frances Haugen told UK MPs there was a ‘weak spot’ within the tech giant on who you could turn to for escalating concerns.

# facebook - Saturday 23 October, 2021

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

Oct 23rd 2021, 11:15 AM 9,561 Views 19 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

# facebook - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans
# Facelift
# Facelift

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans

Oct 20th 2021, 11:42 AM 9,730 Views 15 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg is said to be keen to signal the company’s intent to move beyond just social media and the controversies which have engulfed it.

# facebook - Monday 18 October, 2021

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’

Oct 18th 2021, 10:15 AM 22,313 Views 18 Comments

The new computing platform will encompass augmented and virtual reality.

# facebook - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle
# PHONE ADDICTION
# PHONE ADDICTION

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,057 Views 7 Comments

The Stanford professor examines how social media is driving our digital dependence, and what we can do to break the habit.

# facebook - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner

Oct 13th 2021, 3:18 PM 9,522 Views 11 Comments

The decision comes on foot of a complaint made by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

# facebook - Friday 8 October, 2021

Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages

Oct 8th 2021, 8:27 PM 17,848 Views 10 Comments

Many social media users have this evening complained that Instagram is offline.

# facebook - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,731 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,426 Views 15 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media
# Logging Off
# Logging Off

Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media

Oct 6th 2021, 1:39 PM 6,472 Views 16 Comments

A number of Facebook controversies have put the focus on screen time once more.

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