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# Social Media

This week
14th April 2024 - 20th April 2024
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
'Water off a duck's back': Eoin Ó Broin on video showing him being accosted on Dublin street
Meta to tell politicians that app stores should be responsible for age verification
Last week
7th April 2024 - 20th April 2024
Challenges of reporting from Gaza: How inaccurate reports of a dead Irish aid worker went viral
Fake ad data Tánaiste obtained from Google through court order being 'forensically analysed'
Last month
March 2024
Opinion: How did we ever believe self-regulation by tech platforms would be a good idea?
Noeline Blackwell
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Donald Trump is returning to the stock market, as his social media company is to go public
Bank of Ireland warns of fake articles designed to 'steal customers' money' with crypto scams
Debunked: Anti-migrant video asks: ‘Anyone know where in Dublin this is?’ The answer: Germany
Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk for almost $130 million in unpaid severance
February
February 2024
Debunked: The Irish Muslim Council has not put up stickers advocating for ‘Sharia Law’
X tells private Oireachtas hearing it will abide by Irish hate speech laws
‘Hiding from M-hunters’: TikTok accused of pushing managers into issuing low performance reviews
WhatsApp to lower minimum age requirement across Europe from 16 to 13
Social media companies refuse to support government’s calls for age verification measures
AI algorithms pushing content 'romanticising' suicide to children, Oireachtas Committee hears
January
January 2024
Mark Zuckerberg apologises to parents during heated Senate hearing on online child safety
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
Senior Irish-based X employee seeks to sue Elon Musk for defamation over tweet he sent
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Tánaiste Micheál Martin says it's not feasible to ban children from using social media
Last year
2023
Poll: Have you signed up to Threads?
Taoiseach and Tánaiste both express concerns over X after report on how it moderates content
Advertising watchdog clamps down on posts from Irish influencers not marked as ads
Irish media regulator asks public for their input on new online safety rules for social media
US state files lawsuit accusing Meta sites of being 'breeding grounds' for child predators
Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation to Oireachtas Committee
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
US judge temporarily blocks ban on TikTok set to take effect next year over free speech concerns
McEntee seeks meeting with X over posts that 'fuelled' Dublin riots
Gardaí examining alleged incitement and social media posts for Dublin riots investigation
Simon Harris says 'ability to spread disinformation' on social media is 'very serious issue'
Jacinda Ardern on death threats, climate change and why social media is like alcohol
Advertisers drop X after Elon Musk backs antisemitic post
Meta to appeal against stricter EU rules imposed on some of its platforms
EU opens probes into YouTube and TikTok over child protection measures on platforms
Springboks condemn disgusting death threat sent to Reinach
EU opens disinformation probes into Meta and TikTok over spread of Israel-Hamas content
Musk's X begins charging some new users for basic features