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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Facebook

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# Oireachtas Committee
Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
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.
High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.
# Facebook
Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.
# Explainer
Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.
# Social Media
Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.
# Data
Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.
# millions affected
Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users
Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.
# Facebook
Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.
# Electoral Reform Bill
Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill
Facebook has said that if inconsistent regulatory regimes are introduced, it could be forced to choose “between violating Irish law or violating EU law”.
# Social Media
Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.
# Facebook
News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.
# Courts
Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images
The judge said the man targeted an impressionable young teenager when he pretended to be actors Killian Scott and Robert Sheehan six years ago
# Galway
Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.
# tagged
$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.
# Facebook
Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.
# Compromise
Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.
# lockdown rave
Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave
The event would be in breach of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if it went ahead.
# Explainer
'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.
# Facebook
Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.
# unfriended
Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
The company announced the new measure last night.
# Facebook
Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news
# reach out
Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf
Moderators have been pushing for mental health supports and to be allowed work from home during the pandemic.
# Social Network
Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.
# Social Media
Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.
# Lifeline
Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.
# privacy vs free services
WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.
# debunked
Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading
The post incorrectly compares CSO data for ten months in 2020 with previous years.
# Blocked
Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.
# US Capitol
'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.
# Blocked
Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked 'indefinitely' following Capitol riots
Zuckerberg announced the move this afternoon.
# Banned
Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.
# debunked
Debunked: No, this US nurse who fainted after her Covid-19 vaccine has not died
The nurse has said her fainting was not linked to the vaccine, but to a health condition she has.
# frank o'rourke
Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears
Frank O’Rourke claims he was defamed in posts on social media.
# digital gatekeepers
EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.
# United States
Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition
# US election 2020
Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.
# Steve Bannon
Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded
Bannon suggested that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded “as a warning to federal bureaucrats”.
# like
Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.
# Facebook
Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.