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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Facebook

All time
# Data Protection Commission
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.
# all ads up
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.
# ge2020
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.
# Social Networking
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.
# ge2020
Facebook removes Renua election ads that were 'not correctly labelled'
One ad mentioned increasing prisons and another promised to “restore the green Irish passport”.
# ge2020
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.
# Multinationals
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.
# Internal memo
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.
# digital ads
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.
# liked and shared
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.
# Going Viral
'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
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”.
# grey zone
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.
# Courts
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.
# Terrorism
'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.
# Threats
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.
# Transparency
New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.
# The rebrand
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 News
Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature
The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.
# Under Pressure
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.
# Courts
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.
# Racism
Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.
# Employment dispute
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.
# message encryption
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.
# Future of finance
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.
# kevin lunney
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.
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
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.
# CTRL-Labs
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.
# disliked
Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review
The review started in 2018.
# Mohammed Dahlan
Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court
Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.
# mandatory vaccinations
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.
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.
# Clear history
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.
# fake accounts
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
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.
# ana kriegel trial
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’.
# big tech
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.
# messenger kids
Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents
The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.
# Face off
Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology
FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.
# Social Media
Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.