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# 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.

# facebook - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?' Under Pressure This post contains videos

Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?'

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggled to answer questions about Facebook’s past practices.

# facebook - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Man claims he didn't know that threat to share pictures of girl (12) performing sex act was a crime

The man, who can’t be named, was 16 at the time of the offence.

# facebook - Monday 7 October, 2019

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

# facebook - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# facebook - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency

The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.

# facebook - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years

John McCartin said posts making claims about the executives had remained on the social media platform for years.

# facebook - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Facebook says it removed a 'significant number of posts' about QIH executives in recent years

Gardaí and the PSNI are continuing to probe the attack on Kevin Lunney.

Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology

It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.

# facebook - Friday 20 September, 2019

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

The review started in 2018.

# facebook - Friday 13 September, 2019

Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# facebook - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

# facebook - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

# facebook - Friday 26 July, 2019

Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November

The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.

# facebook - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

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