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Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.
32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus
The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.
Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.
Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.
Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones
It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.
Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland
Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.
'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme
Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.
'Bad' accounts like Resisters and Aztlan Warriors shut down by Facebook ahead of US midterms
“We’re still in the very early stages of our investigation,” Facebook said.
Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report
An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.
Facebook has a massive €102 billion wiped off its market value
Shares of the social media giant have tumbled on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections
The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.
Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.
Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content
Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.
Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments
The Facebook CEO said posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically from the social media platform.
Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content
A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.
Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations
Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.
Calls for fines and gardaí after undercover report about Facebook moderation in Dublin
Channel 4′s Dispatches programme sent a reporter to record training.
Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?
Channel 4 sent an undercover reporter into Facebook’s offices to get an insight about how it makes decisions on what to delete.
'A very serious breach of trust': Images of child abuse stayed on Facebook, undercover report claims
Facebook said it was grateful to the journalists for bringing “mistakes” in its training processes to its attention.
Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook
The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.
Facebook to start placing child abduction alerts on Irish users' feeds
CRI Alerts have only been used by gardaí on six occasions since their introduction.
Ad for Breatharian event about woman living without food 'condoned dangerous behaviour'
The committee found the advert was encouraging and condoning dangerous behaviour.
An investigation into some of the cringiest Facebook pages I liked as a teen
Why were we so obsessed with goats?
Instagram launches new long-form video service to compete with YouTube
Instagram’s CEO also announced that the social media platform now has more than one billion active users.
Struggle with confidence in work? Our expert has the answers to your questions
Do you have questions about growing your confidence at work? We want to hear them.
Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants
Max Schrems has been battling Facebook’s privacy standards for the past seven years.
'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers
“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”
Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.
Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad
A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.
Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads
The issue of anonymous accounts posting ads in relation to the Eighth Amendment referendum has been raised repeatedly over the past number of weeks.
11 posts you'll definitely see in your local Facebook group
There seem to be 7 million local plumbers in the one group.
Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum
The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.
Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources
Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.
Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?
For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.
'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.
Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.
Poll: Will you use Facebook's new dating service?
The new service was announced yesterday.