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# Social Media

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# taking a stand
Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’
# Social Media
Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.
# Social Media
Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest
Fred and Jude Bellingham were the latest footballers to be targeted on Instagram last weekend.
# Twitter
Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.
# Galway
Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.
# enough
'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change
Sonja McLaughlin was targeted following Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.
# Social Media
Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”
# tagged
$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.
# super followers
Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.
# Explainer
'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.
# Social Media
'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked
The mother-of-two flew to the US last month for further treatment for cancer.
# Internet
Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.
# Gregory Campbell
Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post
Campbell made the post on 31 January complaining about the BBC’s Songs of Praise.
# William Hill
David Meyler: My advice for Aaron Connolly and any footballer dealing with social media vitriol
In this week’s column, the ex-Ireland midfielder talks openly about online abuse before predicting Liverpool’s showdown with Man City.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.
# Social Network
Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.
# Social Media
Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.
# Lifeline
Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.
# Social Media
Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.
# privacy vs free services
WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.
# Videos
YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.
# Donald Trump
Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.
# Blocked
Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.
# Banned
Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.
# critics
Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.
# Social Media
Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.
# warning
Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.
# Social Media
HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
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 spend
Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19
A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.
# Sunny Side of 40
Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island
Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.
# Social Media
Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder
Gardaí said this is the first person to face prosecution in relation to this investigation.
# like
Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.
# Instagram
Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.
# Facebook
Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.
# factcheck
FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?
# Social Media
TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.
# misogyny
'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.
# High Court
Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data
Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.
# Social Media
Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram
# Top tweets
Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.