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# social-media - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

# social-media - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

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.

# social-media - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report

FuJo Director Jane Suiter said that the “most significant shortcoming of empowering consumers” was labelling trustworthy content.

# social-media - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

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.

# social-media - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

From The42 'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

# social-media - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

# social-media - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life? Have Your Say

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?

The question has been doing the rounds on social media.

# social-media - Friday 20 March, 2020

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

# social-media - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

# social-media - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

# social-media - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

# social-media - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death

Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.

# social-media - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death

An inquest into her death is to open on Wednesday.

# social-media - Monday 17 February, 2020

From The42 Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media Allegations

Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media

The Blaugrana have released a statement responding to claims they paid for dozens of accounts to be set up on Facebook and Twitter.

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# social-media - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

# social-media - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

# social-media - Friday 31 January, 2020

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

# social-media - Saturday 18 January, 2020

# social-media - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Gardaí probe social media accounts after vicious gang attack that led to teenager losing finger

He was set upon by up to 20 people, gardaí said, in what was believed to be a planned attack.

# social-media - Sunday 29 December, 2019

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

# social-media - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade

From Taoisigh announcing their resignation on Twitter, to misleading political ads, here’s a quick review of how we’ve changed.

# social-media - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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.

# social-media - Friday 13 December, 2019

Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life

Social media was a poor indicator of how this year’s UK election played out.

# social-media - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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.

# social-media - Monday 9 December, 2019

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

# social-media - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.

# social-media - Friday 22 November, 2019

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill

It’s believed the arrests are connected to a machete attack carried out last weekend.

# social-media - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill'

This morning, gardaí conducted a number of planned searches in the Athlone area.

# social-media - Monday 18 November, 2019

'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.

# social-media - Friday 8 November, 2019

Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media

Up to 100 young people gathered in the area, some of whom were wearing balaclavas.

# social-media - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.

# social-media - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# social-media - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media

A man was charged and will appear in court today.

# social-media - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

# social-media - Monday 7 October, 2019

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

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