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# social-media - Thursday 16 September, 2021

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds

Thu 6:00 AM 5,156 Views 10 Comments

Research undertaken on behalf of the BAI and published today analysed 47 monthly transparency reports.

# social-media - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to

Sep 9th 2021, 2:40 PM 15,318 Views 16 Comments

It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’

# social-media - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
# Blocked
# Blocked

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse

Sep 1st 2021, 10:45 PM 8,757 Views 10 Comments

The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
# Twitter
# Twitter

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 40,895 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

# social-media - Friday 20 August, 2021

OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform
# Social Media
# Social Media

OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform

Aug 20th 2021, 11:57 AM 21,860 Views 0 Comments

The company said the change from 1 October is being implemented at the request of its financial partners.

# social-media - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform
# Social Media
# Social Media

Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform

Aug 11th 2021, 7:54 AM 8,614 Views 6 Comments

The tool will allow users to hide comments and direct message requests from those who only recently started following them.

# social-media - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

Jul 29th 2021, 6:04 PM 22,255 Views 32 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

# social-media - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'
# Naíscoil Na Seolta
# Naíscoil Na Seolta

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'

Jul 28th 2021, 10:55 PM 21,841 Views 32 Comments

Naíscoil na Seolta is due to open in September but will now do so in another location.

# social-media - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 9:01 AM 11,564 Views 19 Comments

The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.

# social-media - Monday 26 July, 2021

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,721 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

# social-media - Friday 16 July, 2021

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,313 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

# social-media - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Basketball CEO Bernard O'Byrne steps down over Raheem Sterling social media post
# Bernard O'Byrne
# Bernard O'Byrne

Basketball CEO Bernard O'Byrne steps down over Raheem Sterling social media post

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 8:27 PM 51,911 Views 0 Comments

O’Byrne was under pressure following a Facebook comment about English player Raheem Sterling.

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 35,964 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

# social-media - Friday 25 June, 2021

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
# Trolls
From The42
# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,514 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

# social-media - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
# Media
# Media

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,077 Views 14 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

# social-media - Friday 4 June, 2021

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,141 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

# social-media - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?
# Media Blackout
# Media Blackout

Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?

May 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 36,390 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí requested a media blackout during the Blanchardstown siege on Tuesday night but social media companies did not comply.

# social-media - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,020 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# social-media - Friday 14 May, 2021

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,185 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

# social-media - Friday 7 May, 2021

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

May 7th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,391 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

# social-media - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'

May 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,098 Views 0 Comments
  • Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
  • A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
  • Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says

# social-media - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
# Social Media
# Social Media

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

May 4th 2021, 10:58 PM 28,928 Views 38 Comments

Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.

# social-media - Friday 30 April, 2021

As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism
# Blackout
From The42
# Blackout

As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism

Apr 30th 2021, 10:55 AM 1,754 Views 2 Comments

A number of organisations and clubs will log off for the weekend from 3pm today.

# social-media - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
# Filtered
# Filtered

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

Apr 21st 2021, 9:44 AM 14,376 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

# social-media - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,382 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# social-media - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players

Apr 8th 2021, 2:47 PM 2,369 Views 2 Comments

‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’

# social-media - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,023 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# social-media - Friday 26 March, 2021

Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest

Mar 26th 2021, 4:40 PM 4,507 Views 5 Comments

Fred and Jude Bellingham were the latest footballers to be targeted on Instagram last weekend.

# social-media - Friday 19 March, 2021

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,578 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

# social-media - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
# Galway
# Galway

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,943 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

# social-media - Monday 1 March, 2021

'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change
# Enough
From The42
# Enough

'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change

Mar 1st 2021, 5:46 PM 16,272 Views 32 Comments

Sonja McLaughlin was targeted following Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.

# social-media - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 39,020 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

# social-media - Saturday 27 February, 2021

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,153 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

# social-media - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
# Super Followers
# Super Followers

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

Feb 25th 2021, 10:02 PM 9,618 Views 10 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

# social-media - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,815 Views 60 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# social-media - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked
# Social Media
# Social Media

'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked

Feb 11th 2021, 8:11 AM 35,799 Views 19 Comments

The mother-of-two flew to the US last month for further treatment for cancer.

# social-media - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
# Internet
# Internet

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

# social-media - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post

Feb 7th 2021, 6:46 PM 42,837 Views 68 Comments

Campbell made the post on 31 January complaining about the BBC’s Songs of Praise.

# social-media - Friday 5 February, 2021

David Meyler: My advice for Aaron Connolly and any footballer dealing with social media vitriol
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

David Meyler: My advice for Aaron Connolly and any footballer dealing with social media vitriol

Feb 5th 2021, 9:15 AM 4,692 Views 0 Comments

In this week’s column, the ex-Ireland midfielder talks openly about online abuse before predicting Liverpool’s showdown with Man City.

# social-media - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

Jan 28th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,476 Views 29 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

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