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Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.
Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.
Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.
Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.
Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.
Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects the shift to remote work to be a lasting one.
Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023
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
The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.
'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.
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”.
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.
News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.
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
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.
$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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
The company announced the new measure last night.
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
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.
Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.
'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.
Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked 'indefinitely' following Capitol riots
Zuckerberg announced the move this afternoon.