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# social-media - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte
# Out Of Favour
From The42
# Out Of Favour

Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte

Sat 2:46 PM 14,935 Views 0 Comments

The winger’s contract expires in the summer when he will be able to leave the club for free.

# social-media - Monday 3 January, 2022

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse
# Do Not Disturb
From The42
# Do Not Disturb

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:00 AM 10,666 Views 3 Comments

Dealing with unwelcome notifications on your phone apps is now a part of being an athlete.

# social-media - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media
# Disciplined
# Disciplined

Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media

Dec 15th 2021, 8:23 PM 50,474 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have in recent years been hit by controversy relating to the sharing of sensitive material.

# social-media - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing

Oct 26th 2021, 10:14 PM 10,416 Views 30 Comments

TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.

# social-media - Saturday 23 October, 2021

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

Oct 23rd 2021, 11:15 AM 9,524 Views 19 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

# social-media - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform
# Truth Social
# Truth Social

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform

Oct 21st 2021, 7:13 AM 30,892 Views 67 Comments

He’s spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.

# social-media - Monday 11 October, 2021

'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media
# Offline
From The42
# Offline

'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media

Oct 11th 2021, 3:48 PM 5,662 Views 3 Comments

The Man United defender, who hasn’t played since January 2020, says young players need to be mentally strong to deal with online abuse.

# social-media - Friday 8 October, 2021

Gareth Southgate: Players can be influenced by vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Gareth Southgate: Players can be influenced by vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’

Oct 8th 2021, 11:07 PM 2,625 Views 2 Comments

The England manager presented a video after Euro 2020 urging people to get vaccinated and was abused online as a result.

Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages

Oct 8th 2021, 8:27 PM 17,827 Views 10 Comments

Many social media users have this evening complained that Instagram is offline.

# social-media - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,662 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,419 Views 15 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media
# Logging Off
# Logging Off

Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media

Oct 6th 2021, 1:39 PM 6,440 Views 16 Comments

A number of Facebook controversies have put the focus on screen time once more.

# social-media - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 5:26 PM 20,745 Views 18 Comments

Frances Haugen was giving evidence before Congress.

# social-media - Monday 4 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 219,121 Views 79 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

# social-media - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform

Sep 29th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,934 Views 33 Comments

YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.

# social-media - Monday 27 September, 2021

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

Sep 27th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,559 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

# 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

Sep 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,341 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 15,376 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 8,773 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 41,480 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 21,898 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 8,657 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 22,291 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 21,874 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 11,589 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 63,750 Views 26 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 13,341 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 51,954 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 36,093 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 8,530 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 7,121 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 6,232 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 36,570 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 10,080 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 29,069 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 48,449 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 76,369 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 28,939 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 1,758 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 14,385 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

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