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# social-media - Yesterday’s News

'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

22 hours ago 14,799 Views 26 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

Sun 6:43 PM 38,224 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

Sat 12:32 PM 24,949 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

Thu 10:02 PM 9,578 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 13,740 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 35,645 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 7,049 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 42,685 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 4,544 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 26,402 Views 29 Comments

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

# social-media - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,372 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

# social-media - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,452 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# social-media - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
# Lifeline
# Lifeline

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

Jan 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 23,999 Views 45 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

# social-media - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
# Social Media
# Social Media

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes

Jan 17th 2021, 7:35 PM 22,918 Views 27 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.

# social-media - Thursday 14 January, 2021

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,575 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# social-media - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
# Videos
# Videos

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'

Jan 13th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,678 Views 141 Comments

The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.

# social-media - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,393 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

# social-media - Monday 11 January, 2021

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
# Blocked
# Blocked

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Jan 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,066 Views 36 Comments

Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.

# social-media - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
# Banned
# Banned

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,087 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

# social-media - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
# Critics
From The42
# Critics

Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:45 AM 7,905 Views 5 Comments

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.

# social-media - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
# Social Media
# Social Media

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 26,745 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

# social-media - Friday 11 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
# Warning
# Warning

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,333 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

# social-media - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
# Social Media
# Social Media

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 12,984 Views 8 Comments

The HSE has said it’s “very happy” with the role its advertising has played in keeping people in Ireland “informed and motivated” during the pandemic.

# social-media - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

Oct 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 14,476 Views 29 Comments

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

# social-media - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island
# Sunny Side Of 40
# Sunny Side Of 40

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Oct 28th 2020, 5:19 PM 68,175 Views 40 Comments

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

# social-media - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder
# Social Media
# Social Media

Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder

Oct 22nd 2020, 10:53 AM 26,359 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said this is the first person to face prosecution in relation to this investigation.

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
# Like
# Like

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:47 AM 24,946 Views 22 Comments

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

# social-media - Monday 19 October, 2020

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
# Instagram
# Instagram

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,268 Views 4 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

# social-media - Monday 12 October, 2020

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Oct 12th 2020, 10:45 PM 12,548 Views 26 Comments

Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.

# social-media - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,411 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# social-media - Monday 28 September, 2020

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

Sep 28th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,609 Views 1 Comment

The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.

# social-media - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,170 Views 74 Comments

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

# social-media - Monday 14 September, 2020

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data
# High Court
# High Court

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Sep 14th 2020, 7:15 PM 13,808 Views 0 Comments

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.

# social-media - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

Aug 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 13,736 Views 12 Comments

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

# social-media - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
# Top Tweets
# Top Tweets

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,949 Views 8 Comments

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre
# Social Media
# Social Media

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

Aug 6th 2020, 9:10 AM 63,788 Views 87 Comments

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,226 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# social-media - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
# Social Media
# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,094 Views 26 Comments

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

# social-media - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
# Hacked
# Hacked

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,614 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

# social-media - Sunday 26 July, 2020

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project
# Interview
# Interview

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project

Jul 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,654 Views 0 Comments

Boyne talks to TheJournal.ie about his latest novel, the backlash to his 2019 novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

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