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# social-media - Sunday 28 August, 2022

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 21,999 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# social-media - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

YouTube becomes latest platform to ban Andrew Tate for breaching hate speech rules
# Banned
# Banned

YouTube becomes latest platform to ban Andrew Tate for breaching hate speech rules

Aug 23rd 2022, 2:07 PM 42,108 Views 28 Comments

Tate has gained notoriety online for comments about women including suggesting they “bear some responsibility” if they are assaulted.

# social-media - Thursday 11 August, 2022

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation

Aug 11th 2022, 1:05 PM 9,825 Views 15 Comments

Most of the flagged posts were on Twitter.

# social-media - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Domestic abuser Paul Moody was still active on dating apps days before his sentencing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Domestic abuser Paul Moody was still active on dating apps days before his sentencing

Aug 3rd 2022, 7:42 PM 70,781 Views 0 Comments

Ex-garda Paul Moody is now being investigated for allegations made by a number of people.

# social-media - Monday 27 June, 2022

Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance
# Danger
# Danger

Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance

Jun 27th 2022, 2:25 PM 14,427 Views 2 Comments

The HPRA said that social media has had a huge role at popularising the product.

# social-media - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account
# Watchful Eye
# Watchful Eye

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account

Jun 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 8,903 Views 2 Comments

Parents can now send invitations to their teens to initiate supervision tools.

# social-media - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,074 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

# social-media - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

May 24th 2022, 7:27 AM 4,407 Views 1 Comment

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information.

# social-media - Monday 23 May, 2022

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’

May 23rd 2022, 11:11 PM 8,452 Views 7 Comments

The England international struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign.

# social-media - Thursday 19 May, 2022

No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop
# Choc It Down
# Choc It Down

No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop

May 19th 2022, 6:58 PM 61,145 Views 0 Comments

Claims have been made that the Animal Bars, which have foil wrappers, are popular with drug users.

# social-media - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:40 AM 24,856 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

# social-media - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
# Social Media
# Social Media

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover

May 12th 2022, 10:07 PM 19,650 Views 25 Comments

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.

# social-media - Thursday 5 May, 2022

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
# Social Media
# Social Media

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,193 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,739 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

# social-media - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?

May 4th 2022, 10:23 AM 36,524 Views 61 Comments

Governments and businesses may have to pay a fee to use Twitter in the future.

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
# Changes
# Changes

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter

May 4th 2022, 9:39 AM 22,922 Views 17 Comments

The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.

# social-media - Friday 22 April, 2022

EU moves forward with tougher consequences for digital platforms that violate banned content
# Social Media
# Social Media

EU moves forward with tougher consequences for digital platforms that violate banned content

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:48 PM 6,258 Views 3 Comments

Tech giants have been repeatedly called out for failing to police their platforms.

# social-media - Monday 11 April, 2022

Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors
# Social Media
# Social Media

Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors

Apr 11th 2022, 6:56 AM 22,385 Views 28 Comments

Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal revealed the news, which followed a weekend of tweets from Musk suggesting possible changes to the site.

# social-media - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine
# Na Meáin Shóisialta
# Na Meáin Shóisialta

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine

Mar 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 10,676 Views 6 Comments

Young Irish speakers are engaging a whole new audience with the language online.

# social-media - Friday 11 March, 2022

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter
# Social Media
# Social Media

UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter

Mar 11th 2022, 1:30 PM 18,095 Views 14 Comments

The tweet suggested the hospital attacked in the port city of Mariupol was ‘long non-operational’.

# 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

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:46 PM 15,104 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 10,822 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 50,674 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 10,444 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 9,561 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 30,951 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 5,723 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 2,648 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 17,848 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 25,731 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 10,426 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 6,472 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 20,802 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 219,448 Views 80 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 11,969 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 9,593 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 5,373 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 15,443 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 8,793 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 41,764 Views 25 Comments

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

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