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Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March
The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.
Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015
Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.
Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'
Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.
Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue
The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.
Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.
Debunked: No, there is not enough evidence that a malaria drug and an antibiotic can lead to a quick recovery from Covid-19
Donald Trump has said this combination could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine”.
Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
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
Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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”.
Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief
In an interview with, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.
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.
'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 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.
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 defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature
The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.
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.
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.
Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.
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 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.
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.
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 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 suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review
The review started in 2018.
Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court
Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.
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.