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# 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 30,459 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 13,091 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 32,154 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 7,915 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 27,563 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 48,709 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 13,084 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 14,642 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 68,213 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 26,399 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 25,375 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 12,296 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 12,554 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 55,602 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 14,619 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 45,513 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 13,844 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 13,738 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 14,957 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 63,982 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 29,236 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 21,105 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 15,619 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 22,841 Views 0 Comments

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

# social-media - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation
# Trading
# Trading

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation

Jul 22nd 2020, 5:08 PM 17,408 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí seized mobile phones and documentation after two premises were searched today.

# social-media - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,076 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# social-media - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,948 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# social-media - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,449 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# social-media - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
# Social Media
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,985 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# social-media - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,628 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# social-media - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts
# Moderate
# Moderate

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

Jun 6th 2020, 11:37 AM 40,849 Views 65 Comments

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

# social-media - Saturday 30 May, 2020

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'
# Reflecting
From The42
# Reflecting

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,516 Views 14 Comments

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

# social-media - Friday 29 May, 2020

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,915 Views 100 Comments

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

# social-media - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 52,958 Views 54 Comments

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

# social-media - Friday 22 May, 2020

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,224 Views 4 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

May 13th 2020, 11:51 AM 6,742 Views 41 Comments

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
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

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

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 9,001 Views 26 Comments

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

# social-media - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,850 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
# Incoming Message
# Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,201 Views 48 Comments

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

# social-media - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 4:39 PM 18,526 Views 19 Comments

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