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# Facebook

Last month
May 2024
Facebook will soon use your photos, posts and other info to train its AI. You can opt out (but it's complicated)
Probe into Facebook and Instagram launched over possible online 'rabbit holes' affecting minors
April
April 2024
Debunked: Posts ‘as Gaeilge’ among more than 100 scam ads featuring presenter Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
Meta to tell politicians that app stores should be responsible for age verification
Fake ad data Tánaiste obtained from Google through court order being 'forensically analysed'
The GAA says there's nothing funny about Supermac's April Fool's joke
The GAA says there's nothing funny about Supermac's April Fool's joke
This year
2024
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Bank of Ireland warns of fake articles designed to 'steal customers' money' with crypto scams
Debunked: Anti-migrant video asks: ‘Anyone know where in Dublin this is?’ The answer: Germany
Arrested, disgraced, injured: Cryptocurrency scams promote hoax stories about Irish celebrities
Have you seen spam ads appear on your social feeds?
One scam recently came about after a hacking of an Indian politician's Meta account.
The Journal understands the account was compromised by hackers who launched more than 50 ad campaigns.
Celebrity scam ads appear on Facebook and X.com after less than a minute of scrolling through main feeds.
AI algorithms pushing content 'romanticising' suicide to children, Oireachtas Committee hears
Meta to begin labelling AI-generated images posted on its social media platforms
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Last year
2023
Debunked: Currys say ‘mystery box’ posts on social media are a scam
Meta commits to encrypting Messenger and Facebook chats
Major analysis shows how Irish disinformation ecosystem has been 'co-opted by far-right actors'
Meta to appeal against stricter EU rules imposed on some of its platforms
Facebook and Instagram to offer €12.99 a month ad-free subscriptions for European users
Man got over 60 young children to send him naked photos by posing as a teenage girl on Facebook
Debunked: Fake RTÉ posts about Anne Doyle are a hoax to promote a cryptocurrency scheme
Far-right posts featuring mock gallows outside Dáil remain online despite Garda investigations
TikTok dismantles operation that targeted Irish users with 'divisive views' on nationalism
Debunked: Australian footage from 2021 used to imply Covid lockdowns are being enforced again
Debunked: Fake government letter used to spread rumour of Ukrainians being extradited to fight
Debunked: The Canadian government hasn't banned the British outlet GB News
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force
Meta launches Twitter rival Threads but its introduction in Europe is 'many months' away
Bluesky, Threads, and the latest threats to Twitter
Meta expects around 500 jobs losses in Ireland as part of latest round of cuts
Facebook-owner Meta hit with record fine of €1.2 billion by Ireland's Data Protection Commission
Facebook misled parents and failed to protect children’s privacy, US regulator says
Facebook parent company Meta and TikTok decline invite to Oireachtas committee
Meta unveils framework for combatting online deception campaigns
Mark Zuckerberg confirms a further 10,000 jobs are to be cut globally at Meta
Meta Ireland boss Rick Kelley to step down after less than a year in his role
Meta is reportedly planning to cut thousands of jobs
Facebook and Instagram to introduce paid verification