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# social-media - Friday 4 June, 2021

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,241 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

# social-media - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?
# Media Blackout
# Media Blackout

Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?

May 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 36,632 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí requested a media blackout during the Blanchardstown siege on Tuesday night but social media companies did not comply.

# social-media - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,094 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

# social-media - Friday 14 May, 2021

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 29,180 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

# social-media - Friday 7 May, 2021

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

May 7th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,474 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

# social-media - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'

May 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,463 Views 0 Comments
  • Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
  • A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
  • Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says

# social-media - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
# Social Media
# Social Media

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

May 4th 2021, 10:58 PM 28,939 Views 38 Comments

Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.

# social-media - Friday 30 April, 2021

As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism
# Blackout
From The42
# Blackout

As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism

Apr 30th 2021, 10:55 AM 1,791 Views 2 Comments

A number of organisations and clubs will log off for the weekend from 3pm today.

# social-media - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
# Filtered
# Filtered

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

Apr 21st 2021, 9:44 AM 14,385 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

# social-media - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,014 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# social-media - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players

Apr 8th 2021, 2:47 PM 2,382 Views 2 Comments

‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’

# social-media - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,062 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# social-media - Friday 26 March, 2021

Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest

Mar 26th 2021, 4:40 PM 4,515 Views 5 Comments

Fred and Jude Bellingham were the latest footballers to be targeted on Instagram last weekend.

# social-media - Friday 19 March, 2021

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,591 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

# social-media - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
# Galway
# Galway

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 22,128 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

# social-media - Monday 1 March, 2021

'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

Mar 1st 2021, 5:46 PM 16,444 Views 32 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

Feb 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 39,108 Views 178 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

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,170 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

Feb 25th 2021, 10:02 PM 9,628 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 13,820 Views 59 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 35,857 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 7,543 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 42,855 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 4,715 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 26,483 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 35,472 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 22,509 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 24,018 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 22,953 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 43,749 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 19,760 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 30,502 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 13,099 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 32,177 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 7,927 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 27,801 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 48,975 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 13,142 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 14,710 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 68,258 Views 40 Comments

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