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# facebook - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 9,483 Views 14 Comments

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
# Banned
# Banned

TikTok working to remove suicide video clips

Sep 8th 2020, 6:20 PM 36,872 Views 21 Comments

The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.

# facebook - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 18,750 Views 17 Comments

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

# facebook - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Facebook admits 'operational mistake' over posts about Wisconsin protests
# Mark Zuckerberg
# Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook admits 'operational mistake' over posts about Wisconsin protests

Aug 29th 2020, 7:10 PM 34,002 Views 43 Comments

The page for the “Kenosha Guard” violated Facebook’s policies and had been flagged, Zuckerberg said

# facebook - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

Aug 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 13,736 Views 12 Comments

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

# facebook - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,234 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# facebook - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,534 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

# facebook - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
# Bark Or Byte
# Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,839 Views 6 Comments

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# facebook - Monday 20 July, 2020

Gardaí launch crackdown on thieves using Facebook Marketplace to sell stolen high-end cosmetics
# Buy And Sell
# Buy And Sell

Gardaí launch crackdown on thieves using Facebook Marketplace to sell stolen high-end cosmetics

Jul 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,266 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí believe that cosmetics are regularly targeted by thieves as they can easily be resold without attracting too much attention.

# facebook - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
# ECJ
# ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 41,616 Views 42 Comments

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

Jul 16th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,721 Views 0 Comments

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

# facebook - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,925 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# facebook - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,617 Views 0 Comments

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
# Money Talks

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

Jun 29th 2020, 3:52 PM 24,510 Views 49 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,887 Views 47 Comments

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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Jun 24th 2020, 4:57 PM 12,655 Views 8 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,096 Views 11 Comments

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
# Hateful Ideology
# Hateful Ideology

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

Jun 18th 2020, 10:21 PM 44,600 Views 77 Comments

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
# Mark Zuckerberg
# Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

Jun 17th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,240 Views 14 Comments

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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Jun 16th 2020, 1:52 PM 11,135 Views 21 Comments

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
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Jun 15th 2020, 7:23 AM 9,986 Views 16 Comments

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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Jun 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 1,198 Views 1 Comment

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
# Moderate
# Moderate

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

Jun 6th 2020, 11:37 AM 40,833 Views 65 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 24,970 Views 9 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

May 13th 2020, 11:51 AM 6,737 Views 41 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Apr 30th 2020, 12:58 PM 4,731 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Internet Money
# Internet Money

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

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,409 Views 20 Comments

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
# Digital Platforms
# Digital Platforms

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

Apr 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 22,223 Views 21 Comments

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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Apr 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 367,866 Views 134 Comments

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
# Facebook
# Facebook

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

Apr 14th 2020, 6:31 PM 18,427 Views 55 Comments

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

# facebook - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,848 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
# Incoming Message
# Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,191 Views 48 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Feb 17th 2020, 5:46 PM 17,408 Views 21 Comments

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
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

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

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,506 Views 15 Comments

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
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

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

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,944 Views 100 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 42,253 Views 117 Comments

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
# Social Networking
# Social Networking

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,089 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 30th 2020, 10:36 PM 13,145 Views 30 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,806 Views 90 Comments

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
# Multinationals
# Multinationals

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

Jan 9th 2020, 7:19 PM 23,712 Views 30 Comments

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.