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# facebook - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

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

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans

Wed 11:42 AM 9,630 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’

Mon 10:15 AM 22,175 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 23,298 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 9,264 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 17,810 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 25,355 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 10,405 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 6,394 Views 16 Comments

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

Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'
# Facebook
# Facebook

Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'

Oct 6th 2021, 8:32 AM 11,721 Views 27 Comments

His comments came after a whistleblower Frances Haugen, gave evidence to US politicians yesterday.

# facebook - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

What do Irish politicians make of calls to 'nationalise' or 'break up' Facebook?
# Too Big To Fail
# Too Big To Fail

What do Irish politicians make of calls to 'nationalise' or 'break up' Facebook?

Oct 5th 2021, 7:13 PM 18,671 Views 26 Comments

US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last night said the company should be broken up.

Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 5:26 PM 20,710 Views 18 Comments

Frances Haugen was giving evidence before Congress.

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?

Oct 5th 2021, 12:33 PM 36,965 Views 25 Comments

The platforms were down for around six hours yesterday.

‘Faulty configuration change’ to blame for outage, Facebook says
# Restored
# Restored

‘Faulty configuration change’ to blame for outage, Facebook says

Oct 5th 2021, 6:41 AM 29,209 Views 31 Comments

The platform said it was still working to understand more about the outage.

# facebook - Monday 4 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 218,200 Views 79 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook prioritises own interests over public good, whistleblower claims

Oct 4th 2021, 10:13 AM 20,178 Views 34 Comments

Facebook’s annual revenue has more than doubled since 2018 to a projected $102.5 billion (£88 billion) this year.

Poll: How often do you use Facebook?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use Facebook?

Oct 4th 2021, 9:16 AM 35,415 Views 43 Comments

A whistleblower has claimed that Facebook prioritises its own interests over public safety.

# facebook - Monday 27 September, 2021

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

Sep 27th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,556 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

# facebook - Friday 17 September, 2021

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses
# Throwing Shade
# Throwing Shade

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses

Sep 17th 2021, 7:14 PM 48,990 Views 39 Comments

Wearers can take a picture or record video by voice command or by pressing a button.

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 25,324 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

# facebook - Thursday 16 September, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 15,771 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

# facebook - Sunday 5 September, 2021

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,137 Views 19 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".

# facebook - Thursday 2 September, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 71,028 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

# facebook - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign
# Fazze
# Fazze

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign

Aug 11th 2021, 9:09 AM 19,240 Views 30 Comments

A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes
# Disinformation Laundromat
# Disinformation Laundromat

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,097 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

# facebook - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

Jul 29th 2021, 6:04 PM 22,277 Views 32 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 22,330 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
# One-star Reviews
# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

Jul 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 83,879 Views 146 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.

# facebook - Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,594 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
# Threats
# Threats

Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 39,564 Views 0 Comments

Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.

# facebook - Friday 16 July, 2021

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,325 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

# facebook - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 36,025 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

# facebook - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 18,051 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

# facebook - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad
# Work From Anywhere
# Work From Anywhere

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 AM 27,430 Views 32 Comments

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects the shift to remote work to be a lasting one.

# facebook - Friday 4 June, 2021

Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023

Jun 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 10,930 Views 40 Comments

The social media giant will review whether Trump should be allowed to return two years after he was initially banned.

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
# Probe
# Probe

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,722 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

# facebook - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,492 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# facebook - Friday 21 May, 2021

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements

May 21st 2021, 7:49 AM 8,953 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar told an Oireachtas committee he felt it was odd and suspicious that people would not be able to see an agreement they had signed.

# facebook - Friday 14 May, 2021

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

May 14th 2021, 10:43 PM 12,888 Views 13 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears

May 12th 2021, 3:42 PM 21,373 Views 18 Comments

A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.

# facebook - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,307 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

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